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Soup's On 2019

Soup’s On is a Greater Blackville Resource Centre (GBRC) project that offers Free Meals and community spirit throughout the greater Blackville area. Various organizations and churches in the area take part by hosting a free community luncheon.

The lunches are free, however donations are accepted at the door to help support the program.

Dates and Locations:

  • February 26, Knights of Columbus, Quarryville
  • March 5, GBRC at Voice of Hope Ministries, Upper Blackville
  • March 12, St. Agnes' Anglican Church, Gray Rapids
  • March 19, St. Andrews' United Church Hall, Blackville
  • March 26, Catholic Women's League Hall, White Rapids
  • April 2, St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Hall, Blackville
  • April 9, GBRC at Voice of Hope Ministries, Upper Blackville
  • April 16, Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall, Blackville
  • April 23, Mango Health & Wellness, St. Andrews' United Church Hall, Blackville
  • April 30, St. Raphael's Roman Catholic Hall, Blackville

Lunch is Free and Everyone Welcome.

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00pm

Food Explorer Program

We are happy to partner with the Blackville Girl Guides to teach young members of our community how to cook good, affordable, and tasty food.

This resource is meant to be used to improve food literacy of Canadians ages 9-11 years. By equipping kids with this knowledge and understanding, we hope to lessen hunger and support good health in the long term.

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Crock Pot Cooking Class

Thanks to a grant received from Kraft Heinz Foundation and Food Banks Canada we were able to hold 3 classes with 5 participants in each class. The classes taught food safety, knife skills, using a crock pot, preparing crock pot recipes and each participant received a crock pot and recipe book for attending all classes.

Soup's On

Soup’s On is a Greater Blackville Resource Centre (GBRC) project that offers Free Meals and community spirit throughout the greater Blackville area. Various organizations and churches in the area take part by hosting a free community luncheon.

“We are seeing 60 – 100 people in our community taking part in the “Soups On Again” program each week,” says GBRC Founder & President, Rev. Albertine LeBlanc. “Soup’s On has proven to be a very positive experience for the people of our community. It has encouraged many of our seniors and shut-ins to come out to enjoy a meal and socialize.”

The lunches are free, however donations are accepted at the door to help support the program. This program is made possible with the assistance from: Dr. Tiffany Keenan, Community Inclusion Network, Community volunteers, churches, and the Blackville School Culinary Arts Class.

GBRC wishes to thank all of the church groups and service groups for their partnership, and thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked diligently on a minimal budget serving anywhere from 60-100 people a week.

The free luncheons are open to ANYONE and EVERYONE to come and have a meal and socialize. Anyone wishing to volunteer to cook, serve, or organize, please contact one of the hosting organizations listed above, or Rev. LeBlanc at 843-9034.

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Community Food Mentors

We hosted a Community Food Mentors (CFM) program where over the course of five weeks we learned and shared information about food skills, cooking, healthy eating practices, growing food and local food sourcing.

CFM graduates pictured below with MLA Jake Stewart (left) and former Blackville Mayor Hal Muck (back right).