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What is the Gift of Good Food?


We are raising money to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for an entire year to families facing poverty throughout the Greater Victoria region. We partner with 15 community centers, transition houses, single parent resource centers and local First Nations in order to provide The Gift of Good Food to families who are in need of consistent, healthy produce for their children.

Every $500 raised provides a family with a Good Food Box every two weeks for a year. Good Food Boxes are picked up by families at participating locations, with other Good Food Box customers.

Please scroll down to see a list of our partner organizations and our family selection process.

We need your help to reach our goal of raising $75,000.00 and supporting 150 families with fresh fruits and vegetables for all of 2018.

The Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser runs November 14th to December 31st, 2017.


All contributions go directly towards providing a yearly supply of fruits and vegetables to families facing poverty.

 

 

 

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$8,738
of $75,000 goal 38 days left
17 families supported
4806 lbs of produce
56 supporters

Campaign runs until December 31st

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Your contribution helps provide:

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In the news:

Here's how to support hundreds of Victoria families facing poverty
- Victoria Buzz, November 17, 2017

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Become a Fundraising Team or
Fundraising Captain:



Are you interested in raising funds with friends, in your office, with your family, at school, in your neighbourhood, or anywhere!? Fundraising Teams are a great way to give back to your community. 

Our teams help us immensely to spread the word about The Gift of Good Food and we are very grateful to all of our teams who are participating in this Holiday Fundraiser. To say thanks, there are great prizes for the top fundraising team and prizes will be drawn for teams at random.

If you'd like to join, please sign up to be a Fundraising Team or email kathryn@fernwoodnrg.ca. We will set-up your Fundraising Team page online or send a paper Fundraising Team Package. 

 

 

 

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How families are selected:

 

The Gift of Good Food partners with 15 organizations throughout the Greater Victoria region in order to choose families who are in need of consistent, healthy produce for their children. Please see our partner organizations below. Funds are divided between these organizations from Sooke to Saanich.

Family Resource Workers, Support workers and counselors at our partner organizations choose families based on need, understood through a built relationship with their clients. 

 

 

 

Partner Organizations:

 

 

1UP Single Parent Resource Centre
Bridges-for-Women
Burnside Gorge
Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society
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Quadra Village
Vic West Community Association
Fernwood
Saanich
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
James Bay
Songhees Nation
West Shore
Oaklands
Sooke

 

 

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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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