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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Thank you Casino NB staff!

We would like to thank the Casino NB staff for the lovely $450 donation! The money will be used to help us with the clean-up after the break-in. Here are some pictures of the Casino NB staff presenting us the cheque.

 

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Thank you Edith Cavell School Staff!

A huge thank you goes out to the Edith Cavell School staff for donating $645 to the Peter McKee Community Food Center to help pay for new computers.  The money was collected from their Friday Jean Day throughout the year.  They were able to send a child to camp, donate to the Humanity Project AND contribute to the Peter McKee Community Food Center with the money raised.  We are so grateful for your generous donation.  Their visit to the Center was especially special because one of the volunteers attends school in their facility a few times a week! 

 

Thank you for the amazing work you all do!

 

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FDA becomes Distribtution Centre for all NB Food Banks

We are happy to announce that the Food Depot Alimentaire warehouse in Moncton will be the distribution point for all food banks in the province.

All this will be possible thanks to the partnership established between the Food Depot Alimentaire and the New Brunswick Association of Food Banks.  Midland is also included in this partnership to help make deliveries.

Greg Doucet, provincial food coordinator, agrees that having one central location is beneficial.  Large corporations will surely benefit from this since it's ideal for them to deal with one entity.

Doucet says many food banks in the province will now have access to meat and produce (for the first time!) because the Food Depot Alimentaire warehouse has large freezers and frid…

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Day of Caring - Peter McKee Community Food Center

A huge thank you goes out to the volunteers who took the time to help us out at the Peter McKee Community Food Center for the United Way - Greater Moncton & SENB's Day of Caring.  Here are some pictures of the Moncton fireman, the City of Moncton employees and the Medavie Blue Cross employees who took part in the project. 

 

The Day of Caring is a day where teams of corporate employees, as volunteers, complete meaningful hands-on projects to support local non-profit agencies in southeastern New-Brunswick.

 

Projects could include painting, construction, renovations, landscaping and administrative support.  There are also many other ways to assist the agencies in the region. 

 

The well-being of our community depends on…

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