The Raw Carrot is coming to Stirling in 2018
On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Stirling was introduced to its two ministry partners in a social enterprise called The Raw Carrot. Participating in both worship and faith formation were representatives from The Raw Carrot and from Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.
The program, which began in Paris, Ontario, provides meaningful employment and livelihood security to individuals on social assistance who want to, and can, work. The vehicle through which this happens is the preparation, cooking and sales of handcrafted gourmet soup in local communities.
See some YouTube videos about The Raw Carrot. The first video is a CTV profile on the program and the other short videos feature individuals who are working in the program which now operates not only from Paris, but also from Mount Forest, Ontario.
Also see article in the December 19, 2017 issue of The Record which reports on Stirling as the third location for the program - to launch in March 2018.