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Backyard Friends Eat Together in Lacombe June 9, 2010

Posted by gfsa in Community Stories.
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Lacombe has been a GFSA community for the past three years.  They have had huge success with their community building for food security work through their Backyard Friends initiative.  Their biggest success has been their monthly community suppers.  The suppers are put on by several local groups and volunteers and local foods are used as often as possible, depending on availability and affordability.  Everyone is welcome at the suppers, and they consistently have over 100 community members attending every month.  The best part about the suppers are the relationships and friendships that are created through conversations over good food.

The Backyard Friends are also involved in community gardening, community kitchens, and cooking classes.  Backyard Friends have had so much success with their food security work that the Lacombe Family and Community Social Services (FCSS) has actually added food security as a budget line.  No more working off the side of the desk!  Congratulations Lacombe.

For more information contact Donnie at dtafts@lacombefcss.net

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1. Rene Michalak - June 9, 2010

Excellent – great work, Donnie. I’m still trying to get out there to join you all for supper!

2. mseeton - June 22, 2010

Wow – there is so much happening in Lacombe! Why doesn’t every community have community suppers?!

3. Jocelyn Coish - July 16, 2010

Backyard Friends has been such a valuable resource in the community over the years, and now with the emergence of the Good Food Box Club, the community can benefit even further! Great work, folks!!!!


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