Projects / Fundraisers

SOUPS ON 2019

Soup’s On is a Greater Blackville Resource Centre (GBRC) project that offers Free Meals and community spirit throughout the greater Blackville area. Various organizations and churches in the area take part by hosting a free community luncheon.

The lunches are free, however donations are accepted at the door to help support the program.

Food Explorer Program

We are happy to partner with the Blackville Girl Guides to teach young members of our community how to cook good, affordable, and tasty food.
This resource is meant to be used to improve food literacy of Canadians ages 9-11 years. By equipping kids with this knowledge and understanding, we hope to lessen hunger and support good health in the long term.

 

Crock Pot cooking class

 Thanks to a grant received from Kraft Heinz Foundation and Food Banks Canada
we were able to hold 3 classes with 5 participants in each class. The classes taught
food safety, knife skills, using a crock pot, preparing crock pot recipes and each
participant received a crock pot and recipe book for attending all classes.



Soup’s On!

Photos from the 2017 Soups On. See our Facebook page for more photos.

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.


Community Food Mentor Graduates
Community Food Mentor Graduates

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).

Learning about seeds in CFM program.
Learning about seeds in CFM program.

Learning how to make jam at CFM program.
Learning how to make jam at CFM program.

Selling water and snacks at the park on NB Day.
Selling water and snacks at the park on NB Day.

Donations received at the "Fill the Cupboards" Concert.
Donations received at the “Fill the Cupboards” Concert.
Learning new baking & cooking skills in the Community Kitchen program.
Learning new baking & cooking skills in the Community Kitchen program.

Greater Blackville Resource Centre
12073 Route 8, Upper Blackville NB

Phone: (506) 843-9024

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