We’re 1!

Dining Room Storehouse

On November 5, 2012, The Local Community Food Centre served its first Monday night community meal. It was not quite as we had planned – the renovations to the kitchen and dining room had taken longer than expected so… we served dinner to 120 people in The Storehouse warehouse space!

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On November 22, 2012, with our renovations finally done, we opened our doors to the whole community for our proper launch – with a ribbon cutting ceremony and of course a great meal! It was so great to see all of the people who had helped bring this project to life – including the folks from Community Food Centres Canada – here to celebrate the opening of our amazing new space. And the Town Hall style discussion about the Do The Math challenge that followed dinner was incredibly powerful and motivating.

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The food centre was built for the community and belongs to the community.

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 In the year since we opened we’ve served hundreds of delicious, healthy meals…

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hosted a lot of cooking sessions…

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and gardening sessions…

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distributed thousands of pounds of fresh produce through The Storehouse…

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and mobilized many people to challenge social injustice through our community action programs.

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But by far the best thing that has happened is the community building that we’ve witnessed – all the friendships and connections we’ve seen happen here demonstrate the true power of food!