Monday, August 29, 2011

Quest Welcomes Clients to Grand Opening

As we approach the end of summer and we all begin to prepare ourselves for the fall, it has been my experience that there is a tendency for many of us to be filled with a sense of loss as we anticipate the onset of shorter days and rainy nights. Regardless of the inevitable weather shift, this upcoming fall is an exciting time here at Quest as we embark on a variety of new beginnings and exciting partnerships including the official grand opening of our new store at 611 East Hastings Street.

The staff at Quest are excited to have the opportunity to acknowledge the major gains that the opening of the new location signifies for both Quest as well as the community. Quest has invited several community partners to join us at the new location on August 31st in order to showcase the final result of our collaborative efforts.

The new store continues to promote Quest's underlining mantras of providing low-income communities with the means to access healthy and affordable food in an environment that promotes a culture of dignity and respect. Our clients may have, at times, had to receive food within a context that can be demeaning to service users. In our new location, there are large shelves stocked with grocery items like any other store, donated by the suppliers who help keep Quest providing food to those in need.There are coolers for dairy items, tables full of produce, freezers for proteins, as well as a shelves full of canned and dry good, vitamins, and other personal-hygiene products.

After 10am on August 31, 2011, all of our clients are invited to partake in coffee, tea and treats at the new store! We hope to see you there.

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