Supporting Healthy Eating
Since the beginning of Lee & Maria’s over 40 years ago, our goal has been to make it as easy as possible for people to eat healthily.
As long-time farmers, that goal is what drove us to begin delivering to people’s homes eight years ago. It’s also what drove us to keep innovating into healthy groceries and meal options and technologically through smartphone apps and online grocery ordering.
On this #GivingTuesday, we are supporting people who may find barriers in accessing those same healthy food options. We are donating $4,000 in cash and fruits and vegetables, spread across non-profit organizations that help those in need across the region.
We are donating $1,000 to the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore to provide food, gifts, and toys for four Kingsville families in need this holiday season. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more families are finding themselves in a situation where they may not be able to provide gifts and a Christmas dinner for their families. The donation will help the Rotary Club of Kingsville Southshore continue their excellent work helping these families.
We will also be donating roughly $1,500 in regular produce deliveries to Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario. The donation is part of our ongoing Sponsor a Bin initiative, which sees weekly deliveries of fresh in-season fruits and vegetables to the Windsor Ronald McDonald House located at Windsor Regional Hospital. The produce provides a reliable source of fresh options for families staying at the House while their sick children receive care at the hospital.
Lee & Maria’s is also continuing its long-standing $1,500 yearly donation of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Windsor Residence for Young Men. These weekly deliveries, another part of our Sponsor a Bin program, provide the formerly homeless young men with an opportunity to learn how to cook fruits and vegetables and that budget-friendly food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. 2021 will be the seventh year of these ongoing deliveries.
Without our hard-working team, dedicated customers, and generous subscription members, these donations wouldn’t be possible. It is because of them that we can give back each year.
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KINGSVILLE - On this #GivingTuesday, we are supporting people who find barriers in accessing healthy food options. We are donating $4,000 in cash and fruits and vegetables, spread across non-profit organizations that help those in need across the region.
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By Rylee Wallace - A healthy lifestyle is always important to maintain; however, when you have an autoimmune disorder like Celiac Disease, it’s even more essential to sustain a healthy lifestyle and diet! Shannon Kamins was a Health Science student at Western University when she started brewing her own kombucha in hopes of reducing the pain caused by her Celiac Disease. She would set up for the lengthy process on her kitchen counter, brewing 10 litres at a time, adding specific medicinal herbs she knew would be the most beneficial to her health, such as chaga mushroom, wild rose petals, and bee pollen.
Working at Lee & Maria’s was a dream come true for Chelsea, literally. “I was a delivery customer for a long time and always dreamed of working here. I would tell my husband about it all the time, to the point where he’d get annoyed.”