When we walked into the room at the 2017 Terroir Symposium, we were amazed at how many faces we already knew. Chefs, farmers, and food-lovers are some of the strongest supporters we have, as they know the power of food not only to bring joy, but to also build health and community. And Terroir brings together so many of these innovative and creative influencers from the field of hospitality to learn, network, and build community.
We are pleased to call on Canadian organizations to submit an application to develop a Community Food Centre. We are selecting four organizations to join the eight Community Food Centres currently in operation across Canada. This is an opportunity to collaborate with and access resources from Community Food Centres Canada to build a Community Food Centre that will bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for good food.
Canadians have been very clear. We believe the growing inequality in our country is unacceptable.
When Melanie first walked through the doors of Dartmouth North Community Food Centre with her daughter and granddaughter, she felt immediately welcomed and was amazed to see such a blossoming community; She decided to donate. Read her story:
"I recently had the opportunity to attend the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre on a Saturday morning for the market and breakfast. I went with my daughter and granddaughter, who go regularly.
Whether it’s through a delicious event, a tribute for a loved one, or a good friend, we’ve met so many generous supporters over the years who are drawn to our cause. This month, we’re profiling a few all-star donors from our Supporter Circle.
The commitment of our Supporter Circle donors enables us to provide innovative, preventive solutions to the seemingly intractable problems of hunger, poverty and poor health facing many low-income communities. We asked some of our Supporter Circle donors why they give, and they told us some beautiful stories of what good food means to them:
No celebration is complete without delicious food. And the menu at last month's launch celebration of the Hamilton Community Food Centre (a project of Neighbour to Neighbour Centre) took things to the next level. The stars of the show were, without a doubt, the dolma, a savoury rice-and-spice mix wrapped in grape leaves, and the kuba, whole-grain bulgur patties with beef and spices, which were made with love by a wonderful community of Kurdish and Middle Eastern women that have become very involved in the Hamilton Community Food Centre.
Welcome to the #4ingredientchallenge! In support of Community Food Centres Canada
Hamilton Community Food Centre is eighth in Canada, part of growing movement building healthy and inclusive communities through the power of food
April 13, 2017 — There is a new place for healthy, affordable food in Hamilton. On April 21, Canada’s eighth Community Food Centre will officially open its doors with a grand opening celebration.