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Weekend Roundup: Spring Cleaning, A Truckload of Food, and Giving Hunger a Voice

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May means spring flowers...and a ton of updates from Greener Village!

May means spring flowers…and a ton of updates from Greener Village!

May is shaping up to be a very busy month! Today we’re celebrating some outstanding volunteers and donors  who have recently shown their support. We’re also excited to spread the word on some exciting activities taking place this month at Greener Village Community Food Centre. Take a look!

The Keller Williams Team Gets Their Hands Dirty

Our wonderful worker bees from Keller Williams!

Our wonderful worker bees from Keller Williams!

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Three cheers for the whole team!

A huge thank you to the team from Keller Williams for helping us with our spring clean-up. These fine folks tidied Greener Village from top to bottom. They were a tremendous help!

Bliss Carman Middle School and Jim Gilbert Give Big!

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Yesterday marked the completion of the  “I CAN Do Math” project with Mr. Lingley’s classes at Bliss Carman Middle School. Students collected 3684 cans of soup for the Fredericton Food Bank. They discovered that they needed 3625 cans of soup to fill one of Jim Gilbert’s trucks. What a wonderful contribution and a great way of matching calculations with community service!  Visit Jim Gilbert’s Facebook page for more photos.

Food Donations at the 36th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon

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The 36th Annual Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon is kicking off on Sunday, May 11th at 8am and will be raising donations for the Fredericton Food Bank. We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks for their generous support as well as a big cheer for all the runners! For more information, visit: www.frederictonmarathon.ca

 

Giving Clients a Voice on  Hunger Awareness Week

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May 5th to 9th marked Hunger Awareness Week in Canada this year. In recognition, we wanted to give a voice to our clients. Have a look at what the food bank means to thousands of people in our community. To everyone who supports in any way, the people thank you!

Thousands of Pounds of Pasta Thanks to the Delta!

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The Delta Fredericton has made a generous donation of two months worth of pasta. That’s over 4000 lbs! Wow! We will use their donation in our emergency food hampers.

A Big Thanks to Target!

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We’d like to give a big thank you to the volunteer team from Target that came to work with last week. The Target team helped us transplant seedlings and worked with our native trees. Their hard work will pay off this summer when we begin harvesting fresh produce for our clients.

Recent Food Drives

Mike Flemming’s Inequality in Society class at STU recently completed a series of fundraisers and advocacy events in our benefit and made a generous donation of food, cash, and books for our new Children’s Lending Library. We are so thankful to have a community of student volunteers willing to lend a hand!

The Lincoln Baptist Church Youth Group completed their annual food drive last week. The youth group then paid us a visit to see the work we do and where their donations go. It was a pleasure having them and we’re truly grateful for their support.

Reflections From a Kingswood Student Volunteer

Last week we shared the story of a group of Kingswood University volunteers who came to us to lend a hand preparing our gardens. Today, one of these fantastic students shares her experience with us:

As part of Kingswood University’s Serve New Brunswick day, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Fredericton Food Bank. I thought I would be packing hampers like most people would do at a food bank, but I got to serve in a different area. My classmates and I planted food and made beds for worms. It was fun, hands on, and nice to know that I got to take part in doing something great for the community. Fredericton Food Bank is doing something different; it’s all about caring for community needs. I had a great experience taking part in it.”

Sara Whynott, a second year Kingswood University student

 

May 2014 Compost workshop

Mushroom Workshop, May 2014


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