Launch of CRC Regent Park Community Food Centre a big hit!

Open_House_6It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful launch.

And it was a fun and lively event, taking place both inside and outside of CRC.

On a sunny Thursday afternoon on September 18, over 400 people gathered at CRC to learn about the programs offered by the Regent Park Community Food Centre.

As people arrived, they were greeted and welcomed by friendly volunteers, heard great music by CRC’s house band, Inspired Souls, and had a chance to taste some great barbeque vegetarian pitas provided by Richmond Station.

From there guests were treated to a tour that combined tasty nibbles, recipes, giveaways, and program demonstrations that included: Community Meal, Food Skills, Advocacy, Gardens, and Park Coordination.

Dynamic speeches wrapped up the event at main stage, where people also had the opportunity to taste Gramma’s delicious (and now famous) yam pudding for dessert.

The Regent Park Community Food Centre (RPCFC) is a partnership between CRC and Community Food Centres Canada to tackle food insecurity, hunger, poor health, and social isolation.

On a deep level and in innovative ways, RPCFC will expand CRC’s current offering and reach so that it can become an even better place where the Regent Park community can come together to grow, cook, share, learn, and advocate for good food.

To view pictures of the event, click here. All photos courtesy of Rocan Bradosty and Jane Fairly.

To read the media coverage of the launch, click on the links below:
CBC Metro Morning
Community Food Centres Canada
Inside Toronto (pre-event)
Inside Toronto (post event)
Toronto Star

October 2014


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