At the Southridge Jam Co, our goal has always been to find a way to disrupt the cycle of homelessness.
Unfortunately, COVID and post-COVID related business challenges with ingredient supply and cost, safety, and production have resulted in an environment that has made delivering a high quality, and life-enhancing experience for those who have experienced homelessness extremely difficult. Regrettably, jam-making is no longer serving as a helpful conduit for social change in the lives of those who have experienced homelessness.
The Southridge Jam Co Advisory Board has evaluated our social enterprise program in light of our many challenges and the ongoing needs of our community. As a result, we have come to the decision to discontinue the Southridge Jam Co social enterprise.
We may no longer be making jam, but Southridge remains committed to providing innovative, holistic support with excellence to our community. We will remain deeply committed to this work until homelessness is no longer a reality for our friends.
We gratefully acknowledge the investment of time, energy and passion from our many volunteers and participants over the past 7 years. Without them and you, our social enterprise would not have been possible.