THE FREDERICTON FOOD BANK
Fredericton Food Bank is the core of the history of Greener Village. Since our organization first started, fighting hunger has been our primary motivator. Despite the varied services that Greener Village provides, we continue to operate as a large Food Bank. Each month we provide food to over 3,000 people who visit us at our location, receive delivery, or engage with us through partners in our community.
We believe in providing stability to people experiencing hunger. For this reason, we maintain connections with high level food distributors to purchase food as economically as possible. In this way, we make sure that each client gets an equitable and dependable amount of food each time they come in!
GREENER VILLAGE’S UNIQUE BOUTIQUE
Greener Village’s Unique Boutique has something for everyone at prices that are affordable. Fresh stock is added on a daily basis and special sales happen monthly Follow us on Facebook for updates. All proceeds stay right here under this roof.
Food bank clients are issued gift cards for the boutique for necessities as well as a few frills, supporting one of Greener Village’s pillars, ‘Providing emergency food and clothing to our clients’
‘Turning Fashion Into Food’ is our motto. Did you know that for every $ that is spent in our boutique supports our organizations programming?
Spend a Little, Support a Lot!
Our Learning Kitchen is a supportive learning environment. The whole community is welcome to come and learn from our Chef Yves. Hosting classes, food safety courses, collective kitchens, and teaching school kids are just some of the things that our Learning Kitchen contributes to the community.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our schedule of classes and feel free to drop in to see what our Learning Kitchen is all about.
GARDENS AND GREENHOUSES
At Greener Village, we don’t just believe in food, but in good food. We are blessed to own a property that was once a plant nursery and we have used that legacy to our advantage. We currently have 58 garden beds that are available to our clients and the community for growing. Our experienced staff provide training and coaching in good growing practices so that people who participate in our gardens are improving their growing skills.
Our Greenhouses are 3 full sized uncovered structures that are irrigated and tended to grow as much high quality, desired produce as possible for our clients. Each year we grow in excess of 4,000 lbs of responsibly grown produce (no pesticides or chemicals) which we are able to use to improve our client hampers.