Pop Up Holiday Meal in Smiths Falls

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2022

The Table Community Food Centre is pleased to announce that in collaboration with Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”), the two organizations will be offering a community holiday meal in Smiths Falls on December 8th. The meal will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and will be served from 5pm to 7pm at Hanley Hall (30 McGill Street North). A limited number of meals will also be delivered to individuals referred to The Table by partner agencies. No registration is required for the dine-in meal which is available for free to the community.

Chef Jay Ride from the Lockmaster Taphouse is taking the lead on preparing the meal. The Table is thrilled with the generous community support. Canopy Growth has provided the Table with a $5,000 donation towards the meal and other food programs in Smiths Falls. Lockmaster owners Dan Thompson and Rob Dobson are donating turkeys and Dan Andress from Andress’ Independent is donating the pie for dessert. Canopy Growth staff will be onsite to lend a helping hand to assist with prepping and serving the dinner alongside other community volunteers.

The Table is currently supporting lunch programs in Smiths Falls run by St. Francis and the Legion with funding from the Town of Smiths Falls and Canopy Growth. The lunches and holiday meal are part of the Perth-based organization’s efforts to establish new programming and a new facility in Smiths Falls. This project, The Falls Food Hub, will adapt the approaches and programs offered at The Table’s Perth location including community meals, food skills programs, navigation services, and advocacy. In the New Year the Table plans to offer new programming at a temporary location while they finalize plans for a permanent home in Smiths Falls.

Contacts
Ramsey Hart, Executive Director, The Table Community Food Centre
613-267-6428 x 108, ramsey@thetablecfc.org

Vanessa Jenkins, Sr. Manager Stakeholder and Engagement Communications, vanessa.jenkins@canopygrowth.com

The Table Community Food Centre’s mission is to foster a healthier and more connected community. The charity achieves this by increasing access to healthy food, improving food skills and food literacy, advocating for individual well-being, and educating, engaging and advocating for social policies to address food insecurity and poverty. For more information visit www.thetablecfc.org

Canopy Growth Corporation ("Canopy") is a leading North American cannabis and CPG company dedicated to unleashing the power of cannabis to improve lives. Canopy is leading the industry forward through a commitment to social equity, responsible use, and community reinvestment—pioneering a future where cannabis is understood and welcomed for its potential to help achieve greater well-being and life enhancement. For more information visit www.canopygrowth.com.