Local Businesses Help Forgotten Harvest

(l to r) Joy Purdy, Kaysandra Curtis, Michele Legere, and Debra Purdy.Photo by Natalia Chumak, Forgotten Harvest.

(l to r) Joy Purdy, Kaysandra Curtis, Michele Legere, and Debra Purdy.
Photo by Natalia Chumak, Forgotten Harvest.

(WINDSOR, ON) – For the past year and a half, ShopEco and Faerhaven have designated a soap product to sell each quarter with all proceeds going to Forgotten Harvest Canada. In addition, special contests and events were organized by ShopEco staff. This cheque represents their collection since January, 2015.

On Wednesday, ShopEco Owner Debra Purdy and Faerhaven owners Tim O’Brien and Joy Purdy presented a cheque for $717.50 to Forgotten Harvest Canada Food Rescue and Community Relations Manager Michele Legere and Board Member Kaysandra Curtis.

“We are happy to be a part of feeding our community,” said Joy Purdy. “Every little bit helps.”

The cheque presentation was also a way for ShopEco to celebrate the upcoming expansion and move to their new location at 1645 Wyandotte Street East.

“To be a part of Forgotten Harvest Canada has been special for all of us at ShopEco,” said owner Debra Purdy. “To know that we are helping to divert food from landfills, and to make fresh healthy food available to those in need, means we are improving lives and creating change.”

Beginning in July, ShopEco and Faerhaven will donate the profits from the sale of Nitty Gritty Dirt Banned soap. This soap is especially designed for gardeners and is made right here in Essex County using many local products.

“This has been a great example for us of how small businesses are capable of establishing unique community relationships,” noted Michele Legere. “We would love to increase these kinds of partnerships to enhance that impact for even more.”

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