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MEDIA RELEASE: New Fundraising Initiative from Eat Local Sudbury

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Cultivating community resilience in 2013, one local bite at a time

Eat Local Sudbury encourages community support as it enters its next phase of evolution

Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative (ELS) is a not-for-profit social enterprise that promotes food security in Sudbury and throughout the northeast by connecting local farmers and consumers. From February 12th until March 27st Eat Local invites the Greater Sudbury community to show their support for local food through a donation to our crowd-funding project. The funds raised will give Eat Local the boost it needs to reach financial security and ensure that local food becomes a permanent part of life in our community.

Eat Local Sudbury is not just a store, it is an innovative social enterprise devoted to public education, supporting the development of the local food economy, and developing infrastructure and relationships to encourage trade in the North. ELS is proud of the successes that have been achieved this year. The co-op has seen a major interior renovation, welcomed a record number of members, hosted a wildly popular chef showdown gala, and helped ever greater numbers of people access an increasing variety of local food.

The time is right for ELS to aim for the stars. Using crowd-funding—an emerging fund-raising strategy that leverages the power of social networking and the internet—in association with more traditional methods, the co-op aims to raise the $25,000 dollars it needs to complete key projects and expand operations. The centerpiece of the project is an inspiring video created to explain Eat Local and help the community to band together around this important cause.

Dates: February 12th – March 27st 2013
Location: 176 Larch St. or online at

For more information:

Peggy Baillie
Managing Director
(705) 521-6717


Cultivons de la résilience communautaire en 2013, une bouchée à la fois

Mangeons Local Sudbury encourage l’appui communautaire dans son développement

La coopérative Mangeons Local Sudbury (MLS) est une entreprise sociale à but non-lucratif. En créant des liens entre les fermiers et les consommateurs, MLS promeut la sécurité alimentaire à Sudbury et dans le nord-est. Du 12 février jusqu’au 27 mars Mangeons Local invite la participation du grand public dans son projet de financement coopératif. Les fonds amassés aideront MLS d’achever l’indépendance financière et d’établir de façon permanente la disponibilité de la nourriture locale dans notre communauté.

Mangeons Local n’est pas seulement une épicerie; il est un entreprise social dévoué à l’éducation du grand public, au développement de l’économie alimentaire de la région et à l’établissement de l’infrastructure et de bonnes relations qui encouragent le commerce dans le Nord. MLS est fier des succès qui se sont produits cette année. L’épicerie a vu une rénovation interne, a accueilli le plus grand nombre de membres à date, a organisé un gala très populaire et a aider nombreuses personnes à obtenir une variété croissante de nourriture local.

C’est le moment pour de grandes pattes à Mangeons Local. À travers du financement coopératif —qui se sert des pouvoirs du réseautage social et de l’internet —et des méthodes traditionnelles, le coopératif tient à récolter le 25 000 $ dont il a besoin pour compléter des projets essentiels pour étendre ses opérations. La pièce maitresse du projet est un court film qui inspira la communauté de  se regrouper autour de cette grande cause.

Dates : le 12 février au 27 mars 2013
Lieu : 176 Rue Larch ou en ligne à

Pour de plus amples renseignements :

Peggy Baillie
Administrateure déléguée
(705) 521-6717

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