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Thank you

Our generous community has, once again, outdone itself in supporting The Gift of Good Food. Together, through ­grassroots fundraisers, local businesses, hundreds of ­community members and lots of creativity, we raised over $64,000!

Thank you, on behalf of the 11 community centres and transition houses, from Sooke to Saanich, for helping us provide 133 families with Good Food Boxes for this entire year. Consistent fresh produce for all is a big step towards thriving and healthy communities.


We extend our gratitude on behalf of our partner organizations and ­families who are receiving this gift. All contributions go directly towards providing a yearly supply of fruits and vegetables to families who may not otherwise have access to fresh, local produce.

One family who received this gift shared, “
You make a difference! Not just a one time difference either, every time I open my fridge, every time my four year old raids the fruit bowl, you have made a difference and ­we thank you!


 

 

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$65,018
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130 families supported
35760 lbs of produce
375 supporters

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How families are selected:

 

The Gift of Good Food focuses on supporting families who are in transition, have low incomes, single parents or families who need support. Families are chosen based on their need by support workers who have pre-existing relationships with these families at all our partner organizations. 

 

 

 

 

Why are we different from other food hampers:

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Want to become a Fundraising Captain?

Are you interested in raising funds with friends, in your office, with your family, at school, at your book club or in your neighbourhood? To register, email kathryn@fernwoodnrg.ca to sign up and we will send you more information and a fundraising package.

 

 

 

 

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Ways to Support


Events! Business Supporters! Donation Box Locations!

 

 

 

 

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In the news:

Gift of Good Food can brighten the holidays
- Peninsula News Review, December 6, 2016

A year long gift of good food
- Village Vibe, December 1, 2016

15 ways to supply 200 local families with fresh fruits and vegetables for the entire year
- Victoria Buzz, November 24, 2016

Fernwood NRG's Gift of Good Food Program
- Chek News, December 13, 2015

The impact of good food on one family's life
 
- Village Vibe, December 1, 2015

Community food box program benefits low-income families 
- Victoria News, November 13, 2015

Neighbourhood generosity provides relief for families 
- Village Vibe, February 2, 2015 

5 ways to give The Gift of Good Food this Christmas
- The Vic Life, December 7, 2015

Swoveland family forgoes Christmas gifts 
- Village Vibe, December 12, 2014

 

 

Partner Organizations:

 

 

Burnside Gorge
Bridges for Women Society
Fernwood
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West Shore
Saanich
James Bay
Sooke
Oaklands
Vic West Community Association
Quadra Village

 

 

Thank you to our media sponsors:


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For more information, contact:



Kathryn Juricic
Gift of Good Food Coordinator
250-381-1552 x118
kathryn@fernwoodnrg.ca

 

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