Greener Village started as The Fredericton Food Bank in 1983, becoming one of the first food charities in the Greater Fredericton Area. In 2012, the Fredericton Food Bank made the transition to our new building located on Riverside Drive in Fredericton. With the move to our current location, we developed a Learning Kitchen, Community Gardens and the Unique Boutique.
Greener Village supports the community by providing the food, clothing and developmental opportunities people require on their journey to self sufficiency.
Everyone in Greater Fredericton has the food and resources they need to live healthy, sustainable lives.
Today Greener Village provides assistance to approximately 1000 families monthly. 35% of our clients are children and youth, and 10% are seniors.
The needs of this community are met through multiple distribution locations, community kitchens, training workshops and partnerships with over 35 community partners located in the Fredericton area.
The Greener Village receives, purchases and distributes approximately $1.6 million worth of food each year. Because of our size, scale and unique position in the local food system, Greener Village has significantly greater buying power than can be achieved at the grocery store. We can purchase as much as $2 worth of food for every $1 donated, maximizing the impact of our donors’ generous contributions.
While we continue to provide assistance to help address the immediate needs of the community, we also recognize that emergency food as a stand-alone is not a long-term solution.