Knights of Columbus donates $500

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Purolator Tackle Hunger food drive a success!!

 

Harrison Trimble High School was awarded the Purolator Tackle Hunger Challenge as part of the recent Homecoming Game by collecting 1854 lbs of food! FDA president Dale Hicks and Purolator rep Marg O’Keefe present the award to school principal Tami Vanwart. (pictured below)

Harrison Trimble High = 1854 lbs (1.9 lbs per student) valued at $4635.00

Moncton High School = 781 lbs (.6 lbs per student) valued at $1952.50

We collected an additional 100 lbs at the gate so the final overall total of food was 2735 lbs valued at $6837.50. Great results!!

 

Food Depot Alimentaire would like to thank Purolator, As well as both schools and the fans for their participation in this event!

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Atlanticade Donation

On behalf of Atlanticade, Dale Hicks (Chairman) presents a cheque for $1000.00 to the Food Depot Alimentaire.  Accepting this donation is Jocelyne Burke (Bookkeeper/Administrator) of the FDA.  

  

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One Pot Meal

During the week of August 7, 2017 Janet from the Mapleton Teaching Kitchen treated the community to a one pot stew with help from the fresh vegetables from the Peter McKee Community Food Centre edible landscape. The delicious stew was cooked in the Medavie Teaching Kitchen. Our clients and volunteers were able to enjoy a tasty treat!

At the Food Depot Alimentaire we strived to give the best and healthiest food to our community. One pot meals are just one example of how we are able to provide the greatest benefits to our clients and volunteers.

A huge thank you goes out to Janet (pictured below), Medavie Blue Cross, and our volunteers for helping us create something special.

 

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Banana Recovery

What can one do with over 2,000 lbs of extra bananas you may ask? Well, with help from our amazing volunteers, the Food Depot Alimentaire was able to reduce a huge amount of waste! We received an abundance of bananas from Sobeys Nova Scotia to our warehouse, which we knew immediately that we needed to use before they were too ripe to do so! So, we put a plan into action to bake banana muffins at our Medavie Community Kitchen at the Peter McKee Community Food Centre. We did it! Not only were we able to treat our volunteers and clients to a delicious snack, but we were also able to recover over 2,000 lbs of bananas!

The METS program also reached out and took a large amount of bananas to bake in their kitchen. All of the muffins are being …

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Farmers Truck Bucks Program

The Peter McKee Community Food Centre is excited to partner with the Farmers Truck on this wonderful community initiative!

With a target focus on single parents, families will have the opportunity to access fresh local foods on a weekly basis through the Truck Bucks program. Along with the gift cards, the participants of the program will have a schedule to access the Farmers Truck at any location, a monthly cooking class held in the Medavie Community Kitchen, and recipes to help them prepare healthy nutritional meals.

(L-R) Bruce Lawson, Director of Karing Kitchen; Fred Laforge and Jessica Wall, the Farmers Truck

(L-R) Fred Laforge, the Farmers Truck; Ben MacMichael, Manager of the Peter McKee Community Food Centre; Jessica…

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Press Release: Capital Campaign

 

PRESS RELEASE
 

(Moncton, N.B. – July 26, 2017) - The Food Depot Alimentaire (FDA) is very pleased to announce the organization has achieved the $1,000,000 capital campaign fundraising objective with respect to the Peter McKee Community Food Centre.
 

The campaign was kicked off last September by honorary chairman Mr. Robert Irving with a $100,000 pledge. Over the past ten months contributions at various amounts have come from all three levels of government, service organizations, foundations, individuals and the business community.

The Medavie Health Foundation was one such group that contributed $150,000 towards the creation of the “teaching kitchen” which was completed earlier this month. Renovations to create the teachin…

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WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!

 

The time has come to work together as a community to help us re-stock our shelves at the Food Depot Alimentaire. 

 

We are currently in our slower season. There are several ways you can help.  For example, organizing a food drive is an excellent approach to gather donations (If you were to have a food drive, we would provide the bins and have one of our vehicles at your location to pick up what you have collected).

 

Another way to help is to give a donation directly at the Food Depot Alimentaire.  Here is a list of our most needed items:

  • - Canned goods (soup, vegetables, meats, tomato sauce)
  • - Dry goods (pasta, rice, cereal)
  • - Dry meals (Hamburger Helper, Kraft Dinner, Mr. Noodles)

 

Alone we can do s…

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One Pot Meal Classes

One Pot Meal Classes

 

Thanks to one of Moncton Headstart’s amazing programs, the Mapleton Teaching Kitchen, we’ve just had our first One Pot Meal class at the Peter McKee Community Food Centre.  The 3 remaining classes will be offered Tuesdays July 11th, 18th and 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Peter McKee Community Food Centre.

 

A “One Pot Meal” is a healthy, low cost and delicious meal that is prepared in just one pot.

 

The classes will allow the participants to learn about hands-on practical cooking skills and healthy eating that can easily be applied in their own homes.  And not only that, they will also save money, have less clean-up, enjoy new foods, learn new recipes, meet new people, and most importantly, have…

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