Fredericton Community Services Inc. is a volunteer driven not profit organization who's mission is to provide emergency food and clothing to those in need with the intention of helping them move towards self-sufficiency. This help is to include provision of education in the areas of health, personal financial management, spiritual counseling and other areas as determined by community needs. In order to better fulfill our mission we have changed from a Food Bank to a Community Food Centre (May 2012).
About Greener Village Community Food Centre
The Food Bank in our Community Food Centre, distributes food and clothing free of charge to families, and individuals who request assistance for emergency situations. We serve 2500 individuals monthly of which 37% are children.
Food is collected daily from bakeries, dairies, grocery stores and farmers and churches. The Food Bank is dependant upon community food drives and fundraising efforts for support.
Our Clothing Bank gives 3,000 articles out each month. We are always in need of donations.
Our Teaching Kitchen and Community Gardens goes beyond offering a food hamper to meet immediate needs. When clients have access to education on nutrition, food preparation and budgeting this will enhance health, vitality and self-esteem over the long term.
Fresh food purchasing club started October 2012 for people living on low incomes.
Gardening workshops are ongoing.