In 1982, a group of concerned citizens came together to discuss the growing problems of people going hungry in Fredericton, with no means to help themselves.
On December 8,1982, The Fredericton Community Kitchen opened its doors for the first time, serving a noon-time meal.
Since then, the services provided, have grown considerably. An evening meal was started in 2000; in 2006, a breakfast program was created and 2011 saw the kitchen provide meals for an outreach program.
At present, the Kitchen is serving over 116,000 meals per year.
The kitchen consists of one Executive Director, 7 staff members (4 full time, 3 part time), a 12 member board and roughly 200 volunteers per month.
How We Operate
The Fredericton Community Kitchen exists by food and monetary donations.
Food is generously donated by individual citizens, churches, food drives, private enterprise and through the Canadian Federation of Food Banks and Reclamation Centers.
We receive funding from private citizens, United Way, church collections, private businesses and NB Sharing.
We also raie funds through our mail out campaigns, business donations and a host of other events.
The annual operating budget for the community kitchen is approximately $315,000.
How You Can Help
Being Hungry is a terrible thing. Help us feed Fredericton's hungry.
Like everything else, our costs continue to escalate. You or your organization can help with cash or credit card donations ( most versatile gift), food donations or by volunteering your time.
More and more individuals are donating posthumously through their wills. If doing so, we humbly thank you.
Thank you for your generous support. It is very much appreciated.
Aimée Foreman, Executive Director