Mosaic and the Regina Food Bank Team Up to Bring the Mosaic Market to Regina
Mosaic commits $1 million to the Regina Food Bank over the next five years
On February 1, 2024, The Mosaic Company announced plans to expand our current partnership with The Regina Food Bank by providing funding to help build a new Community Food Hub in downtown Regina. This additional commitment will increase the company’s total support for the food bank to $1 million over the next five years.
The Regina Food Bank's Community Food Hub will open a new downtown location in the spring of 2024 and will be home to the Mosaic Market. This first-of-its-kind experience will offer a shopping market set up, allowing for more choice. It will also address accessibility challenges by providing a central location for clients to secure food and support.
“Our long-term partnership is making a difference in the fight against hunger in Regina by making food available when and where the community needs it,” Bruce Bodine, Mosaic President and CEO said. “We’re honoured to be part of this visionary project located right in the heart of the city."
The Mosaic Market, which will be located inside the Regina Food Bank's Community Food Hub, will operate like a self-serve grocery store, and allow clients to use a shopping cart and select items.
Located at the corner of Broad Street and 12th Avenue, the downtown location of the Community Food Hub will make food accessibility easier for clients. The Regina Food Bank knows many clients have faced transportation difficulties in getting to its North Winnipeg Street location, and this new location will address those transportation challenges.
"Mosaic's commitment goes far beyond financial support; it’s a pledge and illustrates momentum, as we work to create Canada’s first choice model food bank,” said John Bailey, CEO of the Regina Food Bank. “A Community Hub where families can choose the food that meets their unique dietic and cultural needs. A place where we can teach financial and nutritional literacy. Mosaic has truly fed hope.”
The Regina Food Bank distributes more than 15,000 lbs. of food daily to individuals in Regina and 10 southern Saskatchewan communities. Every month, the food bank feeds more than 15,000 people, and 41% of those individuals are children.
The Regina Community Hub is an 1881-square-foot space that includes the self-serve Mosaic Market; it also will consist of a programming space for individuals to learn more about eating and cooking healthy meals. The exterior of the building will include a playground and a basketball court for the community. The construction is planned for the spring of 2024, officially opening in June.
Mosaic is the Food Bank's longest-food drive partner, and through our relationship, we also created the Mosaic Million Meal Challenge, which has raised more than five million meals in four years.