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.
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.
The 2019 gardening season will soon be upon us! We have a large number of community members who have already signed up for plots here but we have more to offer!
We've put together a quick survey as to possible topics for gardening classes here. If you're interested in learning more please take a few minutes to fill this out and let us know what topics and when.
Some important things coming up - sign up for the 2019 Community Gardens, our annual worker bee day to get the yard work done and the 2019 Community Tax Program is about to start.
Global News came and did a story on the cooking classes in our Learning Kitchen.
Every month we have three cooking classes/demos, two collective kitchens and one family class. The monthly schedule can be found here.
All classes and the collective kitchen are free to our clients. Classes are by donation to the public and the collective kitchen is $15 for the public.
The classes are quick 1/2 hour instruction demos done over lunch hour (12:30-1pm). The collective kitchens are longer (90 minutes) and hands on with each participant taking home 8-10 portions of what was made together.
Fredericton Food Bank Progress update
Ken Little, President of Fredericton Community Services Inc., provided an update on how plans for Fredericton Food Bank are progressing after 6 months of operation with its new Board of Directors.
“Back in December when the new Board was formed I outlined several key steps that would be undertaken early in 2018 to move Fredericton Food Bank forward under its new governance model. Specifically, we wanted to achieve the following:
CUPE Local 2745 stopped in this week with a cart full of groceries as well as a generous donation by cheque! Thank you so much.
News and updates posted by the staff at Greener Village.