Weekly Food Hub at Gordon Neighbourhood House

 

On Friday, February 26th, DABC had an information table at Gordon Neighbourhood House’s (GNH) regular Food Hub. Every Friday morning, except for cheque week, GNH hosts the Food Bank at its site in the West End of Vancouver. Upstairs, free soup and coffee are prepared and served by community volunteers. As part of the Food Hub they also have fresh produce for sale at reduced prices from what you would pay at the grocery store.

I had the chance to talk with people with disabilities and seniors about DABC programs and about our upcoming Let’s Talk Food Access free workshop at Gordon Neighbourhood House on March 17th, from 12-3 PM.

For more information about the GNH Food Hub contact Susanna, susanna@gordonhouse.ca

For more information and to register for the Let’s Talk Food Access workshop for people with disabilities, contact Karen Martin, karen@disabilityalliancebc.org or 604 875-0188.

Grandview Woodland Food Connection Volunteer Opportunities – Get Involved in Food Issues in Your Community

The Grandview Woodland Food Connection is a grassroots food security group in East Vancouver supporting residents to access healthy and affordable food. They are developing a number of community based food initiatives, including community gardening, bulk buying groups, school gardens, canning workshops, community kitchens and more.

They are currently seeking community members interested in volunteering to help them with social media outreach, fundraising event organization, wordpress web support, chef mentors for a youth meal program, poster designers, food workshop leaders (paid), and experienced gardeners for their school garden program. This is a great opportunity to get involved in community food programming. Call Ian if interested @ 604-718-5895.

 

 

Lower Mainland Free and Low-Cost Food Map

Burnaby Food First maintains a map and printable flyer with a basic list showing where people in the Lower Mainland can find meal programs and food at free or low-cost. The map can be found at

http://burnabyfoodfirst.blogspot.ca/p/free-low-cost-food-resources.html

Basic information is provided on the map, but for details on the programs, schedules, and services available, you have to contact the organization at the details provided.

Burnaby Food First strives to ensure that this list is up-to-date, but if you find that a service or program is no longer available at a particular site or wish to see certain services or organizations dealing with free and low-cost food, please contact them.