GBRC will be hosting a Ford Test Drive event on Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 10am to 2pm in our parking lot. For every valid test drive completed at the event, Ford of Canada will donate $20 back into our community for GBRC sponsored programs such as the Blackville Food Bank. On that day we’ll also be having a yard sale, bake sale and BBQ.
We need your support! Please register ahead of time to show you we have enough people interested in taking a test drive. Click the link below – its quick and easy and there’s no obligation.
Soup’s On is completed for 2017. A big thank you to all the groups who participated, to everyone who cooked and served the meals and for all those who attended the luncheons.
Soup’s On is a Greater Blackville Resource Centre (GBRC) project that offers Free Meals and community spirit throughout the greater Blackville area. Various organisations and churches in the area take part by hosting a free community luncheon.
“We are seeing 60 – 100 people in our community taking part in the “Soups On Again” program each week,” says GBRC Founder & President, Rev. Albertine LeBlanc. “Soup’s On has proven to be a very positive experience for the people of our community. It has encouraged many of our seniors and shut-ins to come out to enjoy a meal and socialize.”
The lunches are free, however donations are accepted at the door to help support the program. This program is made possible with the assistance from: Dr. Tiffany Keenan, Community Inclusion Network, Community volunteers, churches, and the Blackville School Culinary Arts Class.
GBRC wishes to thank all of the church groups and service groups for their partnership, and thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked diligently on a minimal budget serving anywhere from 60-100 people a week.
The free luncheons are open to ANYONE and EVERYONE to come and have a meal and socialize. Anyone wishing to volunteer to cook, serve, or organize, please contact one of the hosting organizations listed above, or Rev. LeBlanc at 843-9034.
We hosted a Community Food Mentors (CFM) program where over the course of five weeks we learned and shared information about food skills, cooking, healthy eating practices, growing food and local food sourcing.
CFM graduates pictured above with MLA Jake Stewart (left) and Blackville Mayor Hal Muck (back right).