The following items are in demand at the Kitchen.
Thank you for your generous assistance!
May 07, 2013
Fredericton and Oromocto Food Banks Ask their Communities to
“Give It Up” for Hunger
Help raise awareness of food need in Canada during Hunger Awareness Week (May 6-10)
Fredericton & Oromocto, NB – The Fredericton Food Bank, The Salvation Army Food Bank, The Oromocto Food Bank and The Fredericton Community Kitchen are proud to be participating in the Give It Up for Hunger campaign to mark Hunger Awareness Week, May 6th-10th, 2013. Hunger Awareness Week is a week-long initiative that challenges Canadians to learn more about the issue of hunger, the important work of food banks and community kitchens, and to take action.
Nearly 900,000 Canadians will visit a food bank for assistance this month alone. Of those, 38% are children. Hunger is often a hidden issue and we are working to change that fact with Hunger Awareness Week.
In Fredericton and Oromocto the need is represented by more than 1,200 families seeking assistance each month from The Fredericton Food Bank, The Salvation Army Food Bank, and The Oromocto Food Bank combined, and the nearly 10,000 meals served each month at The Fredericton Community Kitchen. Many are not aware that food boxes are available only once per month due to supply and that one box typically lasts a family less than one week.
All across the country, Canadians are being encouraged to Give It Up for Hunger during Hunger Awareness Week.
What does ‘giving it up’ really mean? It’s as easy as three simple steps:
Give It Up
Close to 900,000 Canadians have had to rely on food banks this past month; on May 8th, we’re asking Canadians to understand what it’s like to have food out of reach by fasting for a day and giving up breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Give a Shout
Share your experience by going online to show your support via Facebook, Twitter, or a blog.
Give It Out
Donate food, funds or your time to your local food bank. The items most in need within our community are cereal, jam, canned sandwich meat, canned vegetables, and laundry detergent.
For more information on Hunger Awareness Week visit www.hungerawarenessweek.ca.
About Hunger Awareness Week
Hunger Awareness Week was created to provide food banks and community kitchens with an opportunity to educate the public about the reality of hunger in Canada and to encourage all Canadians to make a choice to help those in need. Close to 900,000 individuals turn to food banks for support each month, and close to 2 million Canadians are food insecure, struggling with not knowing where their next meal may come from. Today, more than 900 food banks and 2,900 affiliated agencies work in communities across the country to assist Canadians in need.
Fredericton Community Kitchen
Oromocto Food Bank
Fredericton Food Bank
Community and Family Services Ministry Worker
Food Banks Canada
416- 203-9241 x228
April 22, 2013
Our Volunteer Application Page is working again! Please accept our apologies for the delay.
This week is National Volunteer Week. On behalf of the board of directors, staff and our clients, we graciously and humbly thank all of our volunteers who assists us in making life a little better for Fredericton's less fortunate citizens. What we do, couldn't be accomplished without an amazing group of people. Thank you!
April 04, 2013
Starting today, The Fredericton Community Kitchen will be posting items that we are in limited supply of. Donations of the following items will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your help!
The Kitchen will be closed until 10:00 a.m.today due to the weather. Please call 457-1788 if you have any questions.
March 14, 2013
Folks, Our volunteer page is still experiencing some kinks so please accept our most sincere apologies. Until further notice, please contact Aimee at 457-1788 or e-mail her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you again for your interest in volunteering!
February 01, 2013
A few stories on George's retirement.
January 14, 2013
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR FREDERICTON COMMUNITY KITCHENS INC.
The Board of Directors of the Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Aimée Foreman as its new Executive Director. Foreman is well-known as a strong community leader and business consultant, having served as Chief Operating Officer for former real estate firm, Greenarm. A strong passion to advance poverty reduction efforts has led her to volunteer as President of the Board of Fredericton Homeless Shelters and Chair of the Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness. Foreman and her consulting team of A. Foreman Consulting provide services to the private, public, and non-profit sectors; specializing in facilitation, strategic planning, and change management.
When asked why this opportunity was of interest Foreman responded, “When I learned that George was leaving the Kitchen I immediately saw this as an area where we could truly make a difference. I felt I was well-positioned to build on what George has developed over the years, first because of our passion for working in this sector, and second, because our team has the experience and expertise to help take the Kitchen to the next level of their evolution. We can draw upon the relationships we have within the community, in all sectors, to mutual benefit, helping the Kitchen reach its objectives. I am eagerly looking forward to working with the clients, staff, and volunteers of the Kitchen.”
When asked what the priorities for the Kitchen are in the upcoming year, Board President Bill Gourley said “We want to maximize corporate food donations and ensure we are reaching as many clients in need within the Greater Fredericton Area as we possibly can. We are asking Aimée to create more partnerships and to evaluate clients’ needs particularly on the North Side, where we feel more needs to be done.”
Co-founder and present Administrator, George Piers, will be retiring at the end of January after 30 years of committed service to the Kitchen and will leave a lasting legacy and solid foundation for the organization. Foreman will bring vast experience to the organization as she works with the Board, volunteers, staff, and community partners to provide guidance during this transition period and continues to provide services to our clients in the Fredericton area.
January 10, 2013
Folks, it has come to our attention that the online application for volunteering was not working. Please accept our sincerest apologies and with a few changes, it will be working again.
We are working on copying all recent applications to ensure your interest is passed onto the appropriate staff. Again, apologies are in order.
January 03, 2013
Please join us January 11, 2013 for a retirement dinner to honour George Piers for his 30 year involvement with the Fredericton Community Kitchen.
Location: Capital Winter Club, 232 Rookwood Avenue
Time: Reception: 6:30 followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per person and available at the Kitchen, so please contact Sheryl at 457-1788.
Awesome Christmas Ideas!
Papa John's Pizza Coupon books $5.00 $60 plus dollars in savings!!
Please call the Kitchen at 457-1788 and ask for George or Sheryl.
Operation Keep the Change started and the Fredericton Community Kitchen is proud to be one of the recipients of this generous fundraiser.
November 2, 2012
The Real Estate Board of Fredericton, recently held a bowl-a-thon in support of the Fredericton Community Kitchen, raising over $16,000!
November 1, 2012
The Pak-Canadian Association of New Brunswick generously donated over 700 Pounds of beef to the Fredericton Community Kitchen!
September 20, 2012
The final list is located on our front page! Please dine out in support of the Fredericton Community Kitchen.
September 18, 2012
Welcome aboard, Wendy's Main Street and Prospect Street Restaurants! The Cedar Tree Cafe has joined us as well! Welcome, Cedar Tree Cafe.
September 14, 2012
Welcome aboard to the 4 new sign ups!
The Schnitzel Parlour
Sam Snead's Oak Grill
September 13, 2012
Relish Gourmet Burgers have signed up!
September 12, 2012
Two more restuarants have signed up for our campaign!
The Blue Door (Closed Sunday)
September 11, 2012
The Fredericton Community Kitchen is proud to present "Dine Out Day Weekend, 2012."
June 8th, 2012
I would like to take this time and invite everybody out to Marysville days, this coming Saturday June 8th, 2012. We are having a "Baked Ham Honey Dinner", all proceeds go towards the Fredericton Comunity Kitchens Inc. The price is $10 at the door also take outs will be availible. The super will take place at the "Marysville Heritage Center" from 4pm to 6Pm at 11 McGloin st.
April 23rd, 2012
I would like to let everyone know the the Fredericton Comunity Kitchnes Inc. will be holding there anual general meeting on Tuesday May, 1st, 2012 at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the Fredericton Comunity Kithchen. Everyone is welcome to attend.
March 9th, 2012
Would like to send out a special thank you to the staff from the Co-op, who came to the Fredericton Community Kitchen on Friday, March 9th, 2012. They sponsored a Irish Stew Dinner. Thank you very much..
March is Hunger Month
PARANORMAL RESEARCHERS OF FREDERICTON
I would like to thank the "PARANORMAL RESEARCHERS OF FREDERICTON" for coming in on Saturday Feb 11th, 2012. This is the groups second time coming to the "Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.". Once we have the groups report, we will post the report for all of you to view. Once again thank you "PARANORMAL RESEARCHERS OF FREDERICTON". You are welcomed back anytime.
Happy New Year
The Community Kitchen wishes all of its staff, volunteers, donors and guests and happy and healthy 2012. We look forward to working with everyone to make our community a better place for all in the coming year.
The Community Kitchen capped off another great year with its annual 2011 Christmas Dinner. Thanks to everyone who helped to give those in need a welcomed gift at the holidays.
On December 15 the Mayor of Fredericton, Brad Woodside, visited the Community Kitchen to give thanks to the staff and volunteers for the important work they do for the community and he helped lend a hand to serve the guests at the Kitchen. We thank the mayor for his visit and he is welcome back anytime.
Another successful mailout in 2011. Thanks to everyone who helped put it together and thanks to the donors. Your contributions are the life blood of the Kitchen.