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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Table Community Food Centre has landed $45,600 from the federal government to make their front entranceway more accessible.

Not only will the installation of a lift, to allow for people in wheelchairs and other mobility issues to access the upstairs dinning room and kitchen facilities, or the food bank downstairs, it will also help with heat retention and all Table staff “to have proper offices,” said Ramsay Hart, The Table’s executive director, during a telephone interview on Friday, July 31.

Press
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A local food centre is revitalizing its community one meal at a time.

The NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre aims to provide Inkster with a space to grow, cook, share and advocate for nutritious food, while also addressing diabetes and other health concerns prevalent in the area.

Located at 103-61 Tyndall Ave., the community food centre is a project of NorWest Co-op Community Health, in partnership with Community Food Centres Canada.

Opened in March, the 4,000-square-foot centre is one of six community food centres in Canada, and the first west of Ontario.

Press
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

If the goal of The Local Community Food Centre was to grow its annual Food Day Canada celebration in Stratford slowly and gradually over the years, it’s failing. Spectacularly.

What started out in 2013 as a modest local event with just a few dozen participants has blossomed into something much bigger, bolder and better in just its third year.

Saturday’s free food fair at the Erie Street centre drew an estimated 500 hungry people, nearly doubling last year’s attendance.

Press
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

There are many ways that chefs are cooking up change outside the kitchen. The Community Food Centers Canada recently announced a new initiative, Restaurants for Change, to further support the restaurant industry’s role in creating change.  Restaurants have the opportunity to play a critical role in increasing healthy food access, shaping the conversation about how to fix food systems, and expanding palates.

Press
Monday, July 27, 2015

The ovens are in, the tables are ready, and Dartmouth north residents will soon be able to gather in their own kitchen.

A project of the Dartmouth Family Centre, the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre is nearly ready to begin programming as staff are in the final stages of ordering food, appliances, and everything they need for classes.

“People can access healthy food but they can also come together to learn and share what they know,” centre manager Deborah Dickey said Thursday.

Press
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Would it surprise you to know that there are six food banks in this city of 31,000 known for theatre, tourism and fine dining?

Would it hearten you to know that this same city is home to one of Canada’s five community food centres?

Would you like a slice of leek and ricotta tart?

It’s being served this April morning at the weekly wellness breakfast at The Local Community Food Centre. It’s topped with pickled red onions and has a dollop of cottage cheese and wedge of cantaloupe on the side.

Press
Thursday, April 9, 2015

A new restaurant in downtown Toronto promises to practice what it preaches.

The Front Street eatery, dubbed b.good, is giving customers a chance to share rewards with those in need.

As with other b.good locations – there are 20 of them in the United States – the restaurant has a charitable partner. The Front Street site has selected the Regent Park Community Food Centre (CFC), which helps promote food security and education for those at risk.

Press
Monday, March 23, 2015

The NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre in Winnipeg, which opened March 13, is the fifth Community Food Centre of Canada’s outlets to open across the country. CFCC’s community dining rooms aren’t just a place to eat a healthy meal but also a space to learn food skills, meet people, work in the garden and get involved in issues that affect a neighbourhood. The Stop Community Food Centre in Toronto was the model and is now being replicated across Canada, changing the lives of thousands of people by helping them take care of their own needs.

Press
Monday, March 16, 2015

On Friday, March 13, the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre officially opened its doors to the public with a ribbon-cutting and community celebration in Winnipeg. As the fifth Community Food Centre opened in Canada — the first outside Ontario — the Norwest Co-op CFC is new place where people can come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. Here's a round-up of the media coverage of the event.

Press
Monday, March 16, 2015

Winnipeg’s first community food centre—and just the fifth in Canada—opened its kitchen to the residents of the Inkster neighbourhood Friday.

The NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre offers free healthy lunches three days a week and run a number of programs intended to both increase access to healthy food and encourage healthy eating habits.

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