Good Food Club

What is the Good Food Club?

The Good Food Club (GFC) works to empower its members to eat healthier, gain new skills and build community. Based in West Broadway, it has been a leading food security initiative for over almost 16 years. GFC was created and is managed through direct community engagement, tailoring initiatives and adjusting in response to the interests and needs of its members.

From field to table, Good Food Club members are engaged in their own food security. Through farm trips, members learn to grow food while helping a local farm supply GFC’s farmers market. In both the summer and winter markets, volunteer members help supply affordable vegetables, fruit, meat and cheese to their community. Cooking classes help members turn market items into healthy meals for their families. Workshops offer development of skills, such as canning, bread making, food safety,  and first aid.  Our children’s programs invite youth to take first steps toward preparing their own meals

Members gain skills that improve their quality of life and their employability.  GFC’s volunteer rewards program gives members “sweat equity points” which they can redeem for healthy foods. The Good Food Club creates economic and social connections through activities that instill both a sense of possibility and shared responsibility.

Over the past four years, membership has more than quadrupled to over 1200 and participation in GFC events has more than doubled. Please consider joining the culture of giving back to your community by supporting GFC as it continue to grow and find remarkable success.

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Please donate to the Good Food Club:

Your donations help keep the Good Food Club alive!  Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 or greater at tax time.

You can make a donation to the Good Food Club any time by clicking on the Donate button below!  THANKS




55% of families and 70% of individuals live below the poverty line in West Broadway and struggle to afford healthy food.

* With your investment we can help others help themselves!

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GFC Events:

 

The Good Food Club is transitioning into our winter season.  That means indoor Markets, Good Food  Boxes, Cooking Classes and Workshops, Community Dinners, and more events right here in West Broadway!  Take a look at our events calendars to see what is happening in the coming months:

 ***Please check our facebook page regularly for up to date information about our events:  https://www.facebook.com/goodfoodclubwpg/ 

GFC_October 2018_calendar to print

 

 

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Thank you for supporting West Broadway Farmers’ Market!

Our affordable outdoor market has been a big hit this year in our new location – thanks to you!  We were able to hold 11 markets from July to September featuring local produce from Buys Home Farm, and some wonderful good from local vendors.  Most of the market’s success is due to all the help we receive from our amazing Good Food Club volunteers! Volunteers work on the farm to produce the food we sell, at the market for set up, clean up and market sales, and behind the scenes washing bins, postering and helping with admin projects.  Thank you to all our volunteers this summer! You all should be very proud of yourselves for contributing to such a successful market.  If you would like to volunteer for the indoor mini market season please contact us at goodfoodclub@westbroadway.mb.ca or (204) 774-7201 etx 6.

Good Food Club’s indoor Mini Market starts Wed, Oct 17th!  Please see poster above for more details.

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Farm Trips

Farm Trips have been a great success this year!  Thank you to all who came out and helped out at the Buys Home Farm this summer.  Good Food Club members of all ages, and backgrounds played a significant role in growing, weeding, watering, and harvesting the vegetables you see on the table at the West Broadway Farmers’ Market.  Thank you to all who attended!

 

 

 

***Please check our facebook page regularly for up to date information about our events:  https://www.facebook.com/goodfoodclubwpg/ 

 

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 The Good Food Club was featured on CTV Morning Live ! Click here to see the video

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Click here to order your Good Food Box

 

Frequently Asked Good Food Box Ordering Questions

 

Check out the Good Food Club’s facebook page

 

 Learn more about our  Kids Cooking Program

 

 Click here to view a summary of the Good Food Club’s latest evaluation

 

Check out the Good Food Club on Shaw TV:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I44tKv1YP08&feature=c4-overview&list=UUeuSPVIqb-nGODOY-Nnb0Kw

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What Does the Good Food Club Do?

Winter Months

  • Good Food Club Mini Market and Good Food Box pickup every second Wednesday
  • community cafes (small community dinners)
  • large community dinners (twice a year)
  • free monthly educational workshops
  • free monthly community cooking classes
  • Kids Cooking Program
  • fresh food boxes in the winter months
    • for those seeking strictly all natural/organic options, contact Fresh Options Food Box Program: http://freshoption.ca/
  • we have made some changes to our Good Food Box program in the last year.  The Good Food Club is now a depot for the Winnipeg Food Share Coop!  You can order your box from us, they will be assembled by the Winnipeg Foodshare Coop, and then delivered to us where you can pick them up and pay for them! Click here to order your box!

Summer Months

  • weekly trips to the Buys Home Farm: June – September
  • West Broadway Farmers’ Market every Wednesday in July-September
  • educational field trips to other local farms
  • berry-picking trips
  • Kids Cooking Program


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Becoming a Good Food Club Member:

 

Option 1. Order your membership online and receive membership card in the mail.


Membership Type (dues paid annually)



Option 2. Print off your membership form here and mail or drop it off at 608 Broadway.

GFC_brochure_2016_to print

 

Option 3. Drop by 608 Broadway in person and apply.

 

Option 4. Ailene for more information: 204-774-7201 ext. 6

 

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Please donate to the Good Food Club:

 

You can make a donation to the Good Food Club any time by clicking on the Donate button below!  THANKS




55% of families and 70% of individuals live below the poverty line in West Broadway and struggle to afford healthy food.

* With your investment we can help others help themselves!

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

We are an award winning program that helps low income inner city residents help themselves by farming together, cooking together and sharing food together

Active/low income members “work” for their food by volunteering  in exchange for sweat equity points.

What does the Good Food Club do?

– delivers fresh food boxes to people in need

– feeds residents at community dinners

– provides 1 ton of fresh local produce at our summer “veggie van” market

– offer food handling skills development to  inner city residents

Become a Supporting Member today for only $25

Organizational/ business memberships $50

*Donations of $10 – $500 needed!

i.e. a donation of $50 will buy: one box of fresh food for an inner city family for a month,  or feed 8 low income people at our community dinner.

Charitable tax receipts issued


Need more info, contact Good Food Club Coordinator at 774-7201 ext #6

 


Good Food Club Video

 

In partnership with the University of Manitoba Environmental Studies program, students worked with members of the Good Food Club to create a video:

Good Food Club Video, launched March, 2009.


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