Greener Village, Home of the Fredericton Food Bank Recognizes Four
Fredericton, NB – On May 2nd, Steven Murdoch of the Nashwaaksis Y’s Service Club
donated $4,000 to Greener Village Food Bank. The Nashwaaksis Y’s Service Club has
been a long-standing partner of Greener Village and has supported many different
programs and initiatives over the years. We greatly appreciate all that they’ve done!
On May 3rd, representatives from all 3 local credit unions in Fredericton visited Greener
Village to take part in a learning session surrounding our new Meals Made Simple
program. They also were happy to provide a $10,000 award in conjunction with
Concentra’s Empowering Your Community Awards. Greener Village has had a long and
meaningful relationship with these Omista, NBTA, and Progressive Credit Union and
looks forward to helping people through this award.
On May 9th, our Executive Director attended the Top 50 CEO Awards Gala hosted by
Atlantic Business Magazine. It was a wonderful evening filled with great food,
stimulating presentations, and wonderful networking opportunities. As part of the
event, Atlantic Business Magazine made a $5,000 donation to Greener Village. Our
Executive Director, Alex Boyd was thrilled to be able to give a short acceptance speech
thanking the business leaders in attendance for their support of the Greener Village
To close out the month of May, on the 28th Alex Boyd, Executive Director of Greener
Village Food Bank, received a donation of $10,000 from Fredericton Direct Charge CoOp’s 50/50 fundraising program. Fredericton Co-op has been a stalwart supporter of
our work for many years, both in regular food donations and financial support through
their 50/50 program.
A big thank you to Barker's Point School who came in this week with these donations! We always love seeing schools come in with food drives!
Thank you to the NBTA Credit Union, OMISTA Credit Union, and Progressive Credit Union for the $10,000 award for our Meals Made Simple program! The money was secured through Concentra 's Empowering Your Community award.
The new Meals Made Simple program will educate our clients about food, help them make recipes, and help them budget more effectively for their food.
We would also like to thank local MLA's David Coon and Kris Austin for attending the announcement event.
More information on the award can be found here: https://www.concentra.ca/…/empower…/2019_winners/omista.html
Every 2nd Tuesday we do a lunch meal open to the entire community called Tasty Tuesdays. From 11am - 1pm Chef Yves and his assistants have a variety of dishes available for either eat in or take out (bring your own container please). Everything is by freewill donation with all proceeds going into the programming we do in the Learning Kitchen.
Tuesday, April 16th features Irish Soda Bread, Hamburger Soup, White Bean and Roasted Mushroom Soup (Vegetarian), White Bean Turkey Chili and Amish Oatmeal Pie.
7 year old Rohan did some busking outside King's Place by playing the drums! He raised $242.50 for the Fredericton Food Bank and even received some invites to future gigs!
The video can be seen here.
Thank you so much Rohan!
Today's cooking demo is on braising and Chef Yves is going to show how to braise meats (with a one pot Italian braised Chicken) and vegetables (with braised Brussels Sprouts), The demo starts at 12:30 and finishes around 1pm. Free for clients and by donation to support our learning kitchen programs for the general public.
We are excited to announce our latest offering from the Learning kitchen, Tasty Tuesdays! Come in Tuesday January 8th from 11 to 1 for a bowl of Wonton soup and some Pot stickers. Eat in or bring your own bowl and we can hook you up with Take out!
This is a free-will donation lunch open to all members of the community, so pay what you can.
Each Tasty Tuesday will support different programs here at Greener Village. This week we are collecting in support of our cooking class initiatives. This is something we would like to host a few time a month, so come out and fill your tummies on Tuesday and help Support The Greener Village.
Keep an eye out for more Tasty Tuesday to come!
It has been a busy month for sure. Our Christmas program is well under way with over 2400 angel gift requests and 1100 hamper requests already processed.
We've had some big food drives from Keller Williams, Grace Memorial Church and Skillsoft. A generous donation from the Fredericton Kinsmen. A drive for baby items from Strollerfit and continued support from the fantastic folks at Walmart on Two Nations Crossing.
We've also just finished another Community Food Mentor Course! This marks our 10th time running this course centered around food security and it's always interesting to see the wide variety of people interested in a topic very close to our hearts.
We're at that time of year again! The Angel Tree is up at Regent Mall, Christmas applications are being processed and we're almost in full swing.
Last year, thanks to the generosity of the community, Christmas was provided for over 1000 families! We couldn't ask for a better, more supportive community.
We're happy to be part of the annual Mactaquac ScareFair! This Saturday, October 27th. Free Admission with donation of non-perishable food items!
UPS has been a long time supporter of the work we do at Greener Village and some of them came in the other day to give us a few hours of their time as volunteers!
We know nobody wants to think of it quite yet but in order to make our Christmas program as successful as it is it means we need to start early. We've begun registering food bank clients for the program, taking the angel requests and writing up the angels for when the Angel Tree goes up at the Regent Mall on November 14th. Our Christmas program provides Christmas dinner to nearly 1000 families in the Fredericton area and over 2600 presents to children!
We need volunteers for both admin work at Greener Village and table work at the mall. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to give us a hand this season.
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