Hi, we’re WECAN
A response to the “empty fridge” syndrome — 1993
After talking to members of the communities where they worked and lived, City of Edmonton Social Workers Cathy Vereyken and Alecia D’Elia realized that families and individuals needed a way to ensure that fresh, nutritious food could be available near the end of the month when finances were running low.
First depot in Abbottsfield
From this small, grassroots initiative, the program has continued to grow and expand to include more than 20 depots in Edmonton and the surrounding area , serving more than 500 families today.
Relationship with TGP – 1996
The Grocery People were approached to provide the meat and produce offered in the program and this relationship has continued to this present day.
Growing, growing, growing…
WECAN now operates over 20 depots in Edmonton and the surrounding area , serving more than 500 families today.