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The season of giving is almost upon us, so why not celebrate by being a part of an ambitious cause: supplying 150 local families with fresh fruits and vegetables for an entire year.

The Gift of Good Food, organized through the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group, needs your help to make the project happen.

So, here are ten ways you can get involved!

1. Get Quizzical!

The Gift of Good Food and Benji’s Pub Quiz join forces again! The Gift of Good Food Quiz will be happening Thursday, November 23rd at Northern Quarter. $10 to play and 10% of all food orders will be donated to The Gift of Good Food to support a family at Bridges for Women. Come hungry!

2. Enjoy local music

Join Cartoon Lizard, Grapefruit is Impossible, Isabella Harned and Laura Glover at Vinyl Envy for Good Food Grooves: A Gift of Good Food Fundraising Concert on Thursday, December 7th. Tickets are $15 and the event is 19+.

3. Try a new Yoga Studio

Attend a Karma Class in December at the Fernwood Yoga Den or The Fernwood Community Centre, where all proceeds are donated to The Gift of Good Food. Your first class at ONE Yoga Victoria is by-donation in November with all proceeds are donated to The Gift of Good Food.

4. Go to a local holiday artisan market

What better way to get into the holiday season than to going to a holiday market!? We’ll have booths set-up at Oaklands West Coast Winter Market or Owl Designer Fair selling Gift of Good Food Donation Cards and tote bags. Give the Gift of Good Food on behalf of someone else as a holiday gift! (Psst. Cards & tote bags are also available at the Fernwood Community Centre and Luna Collective.)

5. Buy groceries at The Root Cellar

If you buy or reload a $50 Gift Card, $5 will be donated to The Gift of Good Food between November 20th and 26th.

6. Drink Beer

For the month of November, all tasting donations at Hoyne Brewing Company will be matched and donated to The Gift of Good Food! For the month of December, all tasting donations at Phillips Brewery will go towards The Gift of Good Food. Head on down and try their fabulous selections! Last year their donations totaled almost $3,000! We love our generous local breweries!

7. Volunteer

Want to be involved and don’t know how? Join our team on November 22nd at the Fernwood Community Centre from 6-8pm to find out all the ways you can be a part of The Gift of Good Food. RSVP on Facebook!

 

8. Donate The Gift of Good Food on behalf of someone as a Christmas present!

We have Gift of Good Food Donation Cards (Dear x, a donation of $x has been made in your name) and canvas tote bags available at the Fernwood Community Centre. Want to sell these in your shop? Contact [email protected]

9. Become a Fundraising Team Captain

Don’t have money to spare but believe in the cause? Coax your friends, co-workers and teammates to pay up! Get your cute niece to go door-to-door. It’s been done. Sign-up here. Awesome prizes to be won for top teams!

10. Donate online

Go to thegiftofgoodfood.ca/donate and donate online. The goal is to raise $75,000 to support 150 families with fresh fruits and vegetables for all of 2018. Join the cause!

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