CED Profile: The Good Food Club

The Canadian CED Network

Year: 2011

This is one of the Canadian CED Network’s CED in Manitoba Profiles Project produced 50 stories of Manitoba communities working to build fairer and stronger local economies, reduce poverty, and revitalize neighbourhoods.

There is a program operating in the heart of Winnipeg with a mandate to help make healthy, nutritious, and affordable food available for West Broadway residents — The Good Food Club (GFC).

With over 300 members, GFC offer five areas of programming in the community: community cafes; community potlucks; fresh food boxes in the winter months; trips to a local farms in the summer, during which members have the opportunity to earn sweat equity points to be used towards the food boxes or cafe; and a vegetable community market, operated once a week in the summer months. These programs were strategically developed to meet the needs identified by the community.