A big thank you to the folks from Social Development who came out today for their Policy Branch volunteer day. They put in a bunch of work in the boutique, gardens and warehouse and we're deeply appreciative!
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
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!
Looking for something to do with the kids on March Break? Chef Yves has two family cooking classes schedule. March 4th at noon and March 9th at noon. If you're interested in coming in then please email Chef so he knows who to expect and can be sure there are enough ingredients for everyone.
What do most kids do on a snow day? Not Rachel and Cara who went around their neighborhood to collect food for the Foodbank and brought in 3 big bags full!! Thank you so much!
The second annual Turkey Race between the northside and the southside of Fredericton brought in an astounding number of turkeys (almost 1400). Thanks to the firefighters, Peter's Meat, Victory Meat and all the people of Fredericton who supported this in record numbers. To say we were blown away is a vast understatement!!
During this week and next we have many volunteers from businesses and companies in Fredericton who come in and pack and sort and get us ready for our Christmas hampers. It was a pleasure to have people from Kent Building Supplies (South) in to help us get ready to hit the ground running!
The donations have been rolling in! Groups such as UNB Varsity, STU Athletics, We Define NB, Epsilon Y's Service Club, Marysville Y's Service Club, 1RNBR, The Fredericton Golden Club and Bayview Trucks and Supplies! Thank you for your support!!
We are rapidly closing in on Christmas and our Angel Tree program is in full swing! So far this year we have just over 2500 angel requests but we know that the people of Fredericton (and environs) are amazing supporters of this program!
Thank you all so much for the continued support!
Thanks to UNB Varsity Sports for the donation!! Some much needed items as we get into the busiest time of the year for us!
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.
News and updates posted by the staff at Greener Village.