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What is the Gift of Good Food?


The Gift of Good Food Holiday Fundraiser runs November 16th to December 31st, 2020.

We raise 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, 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.

This year due to COVID-19 we need your support more than ever to help vulnerable populations facing food insecurity. 

Our goal is to raise $100,000.00 and support 200 families across Greater Victoria for all of 2021.

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

Gift of $20 and over will be acknowledged and an official tax receipt will be sent to you by email.


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






Ways to support:

Start a fundraising team
local fundraising inititiatives
volunteer

 

 

 

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$27,560
of $100,000 goal 32 days left
55 families supported
15158 lbs of produce
112 supporters

Campaign runs until December 31st, 2020

 

 

 

 


In the news:

Victoria's Gift of Good Food program, a holiday offering for the whole year
- VicNews, November 28, 2017

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

 

 


Your contribution helps provide:

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Sign up as a fundraising team!


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.

If you'd like to join, please sign up to be a Fundraising Team or email melissa@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 counsellors at our partner organizations choose families based on need, understood through a built relationship with their clients.

 

 

 



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Partner Organizations:

 

 

 

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Quadra Village
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
Burnside Gorge
Fernwood
Saanich
Vic West Community Association
West Shore
James Bay
Songhees Nation
West Shore
Oaklands
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Sooke
Thank you to our media sponsors:

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For more information, contact:




Melissa Faye Reid
Events & Engagement Coordinator
Fernwood NRG
250-381-1552 x118
melissa@fernwoodnrg.ca
Mila Czemerys
Director of Community Development
Fernwood NRG
250-381-1552 x117
mila@fernwoodnrg.ca

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