One person can make a significant difference.
Help us raise funds through Community bonds to continue to build local, sustainable food systems.
What Are Community Bonds?
A Community Bond is an interest-bearing loan that allows supporters to align their investments with their values, while enjoying competitive returns. An investment in our Community Bond allows you to build a more equitable economy by putting your dollars behind a cause you believe in.
Why Community Bonds?
The funding raised through community bonds will allow us to invest in our local farmers who have invested in us over the years and to purchase critical infrastructure that allows us to continue building local food systems that connect farmers and producers with their community members.
What Will The Funds Be Used For?
The funds will be used to support the move to a larger location, purchase new infrastructure and retire producer investments. These important moves will help to position Eat Local for future growth. Growth is dependent on our ability to raise capital, to increase the scalability of the organization to meet current and future demands. In the past, we have relied on producer investment to help fund capital costs. Creating the opportunity for investment from the wider community allows producers to reinvest in their own farm operations by having funds invested in the co-op redirected back to them. It also allows us to be more adaptive and resilient as an organization moving forward.
Join us on December 3rd for our Community Bond Launch
As many of you know from our website & recent events, we have been working on launching our Community Bonds campaign! We are excited to invite you all to our official launch on December 3rd at 4 pm at the Eat Local Grey Bruce Warehouse in Meaford with an online option to join also.
Come learn about why we are launching this campaign, what you are supporting by investing, the available bond options, and more! We will have a formal presentation at 4pm, and a time for questions & networking with our staff and Board of Directors. We will have drinks & food available and can give a tour of our warehouse for folks who have not seen it before.
A bit about what a community bond is; A Community Bond is an interest-bearing loan that allows supporters to align their investments with their values while enjoying competitive returns. An investment in our Community Bond Campaign allows you to build a more equitable economy by putting your dollars behind a cause you believe in. By joining our community bonds campaign, you are supporting us in our continued growth. The funding received through community bonds will help us to purchase critical infrastructure that supports the growth needed to succeed long term and continue to create sustainable food systems.
We recommend masks & are excited to welcome you!
**Entrance is off William St., Door #16
Get in Touch, We Want To Hear From You!
Let’s co-create the structures we want to see in our community & share the investment it takes to make it happen. With your help, we can. Our Community Bonds Campaign gives individuals like yourselves an opportunity to show support for our ongoing mission to strengthen local food chains and increase access to healthy, sustainably grown food. With your support, we can continue to grow the community-led cooperative to success alongside our board, producers, staff and eater members.
Feel free to fill out the form below for us to get in touch, or send Callum, our Outreach Manager an email at email@example.com.
Callum Batten | firstname.lastname@example.org
Eat Local Grey Bruce
278 Cook St., Meaford, ON N4L 1H4