›› Melissa Faye Reid

The Gift of Good Food, Fernwood NRG’s annual fundraiser, kicks off again this year Monday, November 16th, 2020 until ­midnight December 31st, 2020. The Gift of Good Food raises funds to support local families in need across the Capital Regional District with fresh produce every two weeks for an entire year. This year, due to the pandemic, we want to make sure that no one falls through the cracks. Anyone in the ­community that needs support can apply to be a recipient of the Gift of Good Food this year. We will announce an online ­application when we officially launch the fundraiser on November 16th, 2020. If you know anyone in your life who would directly benefit from receiving a Good Food Box, please share the application once it’s live.

The Good Food Box is Fernwood NRG’s food distribution program and supplies fresh bags of produce to Gift of Good Food recipients. The Gift of Good Food ­partners with community-based ­organizations across the Capital Regional District so we can directly support people in need at the neighbourhood level.

You can get involved by donating online at thegiftofgoodfood.ca/donate through November 16th to December 31st, 2020. Start a Fundraising Team with friends, ­family, or co-workers and reach a goal that supports people in your neighbourhood. Register your team online at fernwoodnrg.ca/fundraising-teams-ggf-2020.

Do you own a business and want to choose a local fundraiser to support? Choose The Gift of Good Food as your charity of the month where a portion of your sales will directly support ­community members to access fresh food for a year. If you would like to get involved, but unsure how, send an email to melissa@fernwoodnrg.­ca and we will work together to find a way for you to support.

Stay tuned for more info and check out our social media channels for update.