Good Food Club

The Good Food Club (GFC) was started in 2002 by West Broadway residents who recognized that food is more than a basic human need, it is a rallying point, and an equalizer that brings people together. They felt a critical need in their own lives for improved access to fresh, healthy, affordable food but they decided that every step between growing, harvesting, transporting, distributing, preparing, serving and eating (and composting!) could be an opportunity for bringing neighbours together, to build friendships and community along with improved health outcomes.

Community isn’t built by programs, it grows out of relationships; so rather than start a program in 2002, these residents worked with West Broadway Community Organization to lunch a club, with a sliding scale membership fee and activities created by the members themselves.  From field to table, Good Food Club members are engaged in their own food security. Weekly Farm Trips give inner city residents a day together in the country, a hands-on (hands in the dirt!) lesson with a local producer on how food is grown and harvested, earning sweat equity points to be traded later for the food they helped grow. The Good Food Club works with local farmers, providing labour and direct market access in exchange for subsidized food prices. At both summer and winter markets, volunteer club members prepare and distribute affordable vegetables, fruit, meat and cheese to their friends and neighbours, gaining new skills and new relationships.

Membership continues to grow (now over 1500!) and participation in the club’s numerous activities and events has more than doubled in just the past five years. From cooking classes to Good Food Boxes, community feasts to catering events, the Good Food Club harnesses thousands of volunteer hours, creates quality local employment opportunities, supports local producers, breaks cycles of social and economic isolation, all while generating measurable health outcomes and a safer, stronger community.

If you would like to eat great food and meet a full spectrum of the people who live in your neighbourhood please considering becoming a member. All are welcome!

Click here to see our brochure

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GFC Events:

In light of the COVID-19 situation, and in keeping with public health social distancing recommendations, the Good Food Club has cancelled most in person programming for the time being.  In order to continue programming the best we can, we have started some ONLINE programming. See below for details :

***To subscribe to the Good Food Club email list please click here and then fill out the form.

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

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Please click here for more information on Good Food Boxes

 

 

***Good Food Club Online Events are held using ZOOM.  For more information on how to use ZOOM please see our April Events email here

 

 

 

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Click here to order your Good Food Box or Farm 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

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

Charitable tax receipts issued


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

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 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:

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

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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