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.
The Good Food Club is well into our summer season. That means outdoor Markets, FarmTrips, Family Fun Day, Sundeck Social Club, 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/
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West Broadway Farmers’ Market starts Wednesdays in July!
This outdoor market is brought to you by the Good Food Club. It is an affordable place to buy local foods, crafts, etc. The Market will run every Wednesday from July 3 through September 2019 (weather permitting) from 4:00-6:30pm in the front yard of West Broadway Community Organization (545 Broadway).
CALLING ALL MARKET VENDORS – WE WANT YOU!
Want to become a vendor at the market? Here’s what you do:
1.) Read the MB Farmers’ Market Guidelines (found here)
2.) Fill out this form: farmers’ market vendor application form 2019
3.) Return the form to Ailene of Nicole in our office at 545 Broadway or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Know anyone who might be interested in becoming a vendor? Please pass this information along to them!
Farm Trips start THURSDAYS in June!
Please note that farm trips have moved to Thursdays this year. If you would like to sign up to attend a farm trip, please contact Nicole at (204) 774-7201 ext 6 or email@example.com
For more information about farm trips please see our farm trip information sheet here: Good Food Club Farm Trip info – 2019
Becoming a Good Food Club Member:
Option 1. Order your membership online and receive membership card in the mail.
Option 2. Print off your membership form here and mail or drop it off at 608 Broadway.
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Option 3. Drop by a market or event in person to apply. Appointments can also be made to apply for membership in person at our office (545 Broadway) by calling 204-774-7201 ext 6.
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!
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.
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Need more info, contact Good Food Club Coordinator at 774-7201 ext #6
The Good Food Club was featured on CTV Morning Live ! Click here to see the video
Check out the Good Food Club on Shaw TV:
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In partnership with the University of Manitoba Environmental Studies program, students worked with members of the Good Food Club to create a video: