NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Location: Fredericton High School - Top floor teaching theatre – C167.

Reception: Staff lounge D111.

Doors open: 6:00pm. Meeting starts 6:30pm.

Entrance: Library entrance (off Prospect Street).

Parking: Anglophone School District West - ASDW lot recommended (off Prospect Street).

The Executive and Board will be presented for confirmation at the Kitchens’ Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  

This event is open to the public.

Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. Student Hunger Program host: Fredericton High School “Kats' Kitchen”.

Yona Al-Tahir, FHS Student, AGM Photographer.                                                                            Samantha Keow, FHS Student, AGM Musician .

Upcoming Food Drive - April 22, 2017

The 1st Fredericton BPSA (Scouting) at Brunswick Street Baptist Church is organizing a food and cleaning supplies drive for the Fredericton Community Kitchens and have been doing so annually for over 20 years. 

Otters, Timberwolves and Woodsmen will deliver a notice and a grocery bag (supplied by Co-Op every year since they started) to each home in the area a few days before the drive.  The notice will explain how homeowners can help by placing food and cleaning supplies in the bag provided and leave it on their step in front of their home on Saturday morning when the Scouting groups will be around to pick up the bags. 

The city of Fredericton has granted them permission to carry out the food drive in the specific area this year on April 22nd, the area will include the hill area from the west side of York Street to Odell Park including all streets on the west side of Smythe St.  The northern border is the south side of Dundonald St., the southern border is the north side of Priestman St.

Seeking Nominations for Board of Director Positions

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. (FCK) is seeking nominations for Board of Director positions which will become vacant at our Spring, 2017 Annual General Meeting. We are seeking dedicated individuals with the following skill sets or competencies:

1.  A passion for working on food security issues;

2.  Experience in developing marketing or social media strategies;

3.  Experience in fundraising;

4.  Prior leadership in non-profit organizations;

5.  Financial management/accounting.

As the services of the FCK are expanding at a rapid rate, Director positions can be demanding. In addition, we are seeking a minimum three year commitment or more for any incoming Director. If you are interested in being considered for a Director position, we encourage you to forward a resume to the following e-mail address: ed@frederictoncommunitykitchen.com

The Nominations Committee will review all resumes and contact those individuals whose qualifications most closely align with our needs for a follow-up interview.  Any questions may be forwarded to our Executive Director Therese Murray at the above e-mail address or by contacting her at 457-1788. We thank you for your interest.

Local Business Seeks to Exceed Donations of $20,000 for Fredericton’s Hungry Students

For Immediate Release

September 16, 2016

Fredericton, NB - Randy Seymour, owner of Wonder Auto and Tire is hoping this year’s undercoating program exceeds the previous two years’ successes. His extraordinary goal for this year: $25,000 for the Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program.

2014 marked the first year for the undercoating program and $12,000 was raised. In the program’s second year, $20,000 was raised for Fredericton’s hungry students. Now in its third year, Randy hopes to raise $25,000 for the Student Hunger Program. With proceeds going to feed hungry students in the Fredericton area, community members are eager to help. “We now have customers coming in asking dates for the program well in advance” says Randy.

The Student Hunger Program currently serves over 400 students in 14 Fredericton Schools. Providing nutritious lunches, backpacks filled with non-perishable foods and breakfast supplements, the SHP is attempting to eliminate hunger as a barrier to learning and participation in our local schools.

Every year, the demand for this program grows as more schools become aware of these services.  Last year, the number of lunches delivered to schools doubled, and the SHP anticipates that more schools will join as partners in the coming months.

“Wonder Auto and Tire is an inspiration to those of us dedicated to eliminating hunger as a barrier to learning in our schools. The support of Randy Seymour and his staff is ensuring the long term sustainability of our efforts and demonstrates a level of corporate generosity that serves as a role model for us all” says Bart Myers, Chair of the Student Hunger Program.

The undercoating program costs $50 for cars, $60 for trucks and ends on October 8th, 2016. Appointments can be made by calling Wonder Auto and Tire locations at (506) 459-7646 or (506) 458-8800.

About the Fredericton Community Kitchens

More than 30 years ago, a group of concerned citizens came together to discuss the growing problem of hunger in Fredericton. As a result, on December 8, 1982, the organization opened its doors for the first time, serving a noon-time meal.

Since then, the services provided have grown considerably. The evening meal was added in 2000; a breakfast meal was added in 2006; and outreach services began in 2011 in the form of meal delivery to the north side of the city.

In 2014 a school lunch program began and now hundreds of healthy lunches are being delivered daily to students in several schools. All services rely on the citizens of Fredericton as the Fredericton Community Kitchens are funded 100% by donations.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982.

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 Media Contact                                                                                     

 Bart Myers                                                                                                                                                      Chair of the Student Hunger Program                                                                                  bartonjaymyers@gmail.com                                                                                                                           (506) 454-2943

Wonder Auto and Tire's Undercoating Program Helping to Feed Hungry Students Once Again

Meet Randy Seymour from Wonder Auto and Tire. He and his staff have been valued supporters and donors of the Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program through their Undercoating Program. Thank you Randy for your generous support!

Now, it’s your turn to get to know one of Fredericton’s finest.

1) Randy, tell us a little bit about your business.

Wonder Auto and Tire originally started in 1977 and we now have 8 stores and are 100% locally owned and operated. I started with the company the same year as a tec, and with a couple partners, bought the company 8 years ago. One of our business philosophies is to buy from and support local companies whenever possible. We hope this keeps jobs within our communities since profits from companies we support help to contribute to programs such as the Student Hunger Program.

2) Where did your passion for the work that you do and your involvement with the Student Hunger Program originate and how did it develop?

We have always supported local charities and minor sports teams in a smaller scale with donations or contributions to auctions or giveaways. Sometimes our support comes from our own employees and their families. Several years ago, our manager’s wife in Moncton had a baby girl. Being just a few hours old,  she had to be rushed to IWK in Halifax for life saving heart surgery. After many visits to the IWK she will turn 6 in January and is doing just fine. Because of this, we started our employee 50/50 draw with over $5000 now being donated annually to the IWK.

A long time business acquaintance, Bill Gourley, came to me one day and said we had a real problem in the schools. I was never aware of the huge amount of kids going to school hungry and no lunch to help them through the day. It hit home somewhat because my daughter was attending Leo Hayes at that time and I could never imagine her going to school hungry and without a lunch. After tossing around a few ideas it was decided we would do the undercoating program. We knew this would be a win,win,win. Offer a needed service on a vehicle, give value for a donation, keep vehicles lasting longer and contribute 100% of the donations to the Student Hunger Program. So in September 2014 we launched our first campaign and raised over $12,000. This far exceeded our expectations and it sure felt pretty good! In 2015 we raised $20,000. We started the undercoating program in Oromocto and raised almost $4000 going to the local food bank. In 2016 our hope is to raise $25,000 to the Student Hunger Program and $10,000 for the Oromocto food bank.

Now In the third year, people of Fredericton are looking for the program. We now have customers coming in asking dates for the program well in advance. I believe this program has helped in the awareness of the problem and Wonder’s annual involvement in the undercoating program can ensure lunches can be supplied for years to come.

3) What does your involvement with the Student Hunger Program mean to you?

It’s great to give back to a community that has supported our business for 39 years. While waiting in the office of Memorial School last year, I was able to see some of what the program does. A young student came in the office and asked for a snack. I was amazed there was a basket with an assortment of items. I am sure this helped the student through the morning by helping that student to contribute in class and interact with other students. It’s a real good feeling when you see firsthand how the Student Hunger Program is working.

4) How do you see your work and involvement with the Wonder Auto and Tire Fundraiser contribute to a better Fredericton?

This would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of my staff and their contribution to the program as well as all the volunteers from the schools and community kitchen to make this all possible.

It’s a known fact you can’t learn on an empty stomach. Our small contribution will help these kids be better students and with a better education will be more productive in their future.

The Wonder Auto and Tire undercoating program runs until October 8th, 2016. To have your vehicle undercoated in support of the Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program, book an appointment by calling 506-459-7646 or 506-458-8800.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2016

Location:  Leo Hayes High School Library main floor

449 Cliff Street, Fredericton, NB

Doors open: 6:00pm

Meeting starts: 6:30pm

The Executive and Board will be presented for confirmation at the Kitchens Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016. 

This event is open to the public.

 FC Kitchens Inc. Student Hunger Program hosts:

Leo Hayes High School "Feed the Lions"

Fredericton High School "Kats Kitchen" 

Music by:  Brooke Duffie, FHS student and FC Kitchens Inc. volunteer

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982

Easter Meal Schedule

Good Friday

Due to the observation of Good Friday, the meal serving times on March 25th  have been changed to:

Brunch                                11:30am-----12:30pm

Supper                                 5:00pm------5:45pm

Regular meal service hours will resume Saturday, March 26, 2016

Monday Easter Lunch

Easter Monday dinner will be served on March 28th. Menu as follows:

Soupe du jour

Traditional Turkey dinner with all the fixings

Apple pie and assorted salads and pickles.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

FREDERICTON COMMUNITY KITCHENS INC. (FC Kitchens Inc.)

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The AGM of the Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. will be held on

Thursday, May 12, 2016, 6:30 pm

Location to be announced

The Executive and Board will be presented for confirmation at the Kitchens Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 12, 2016.  This event is open to the public.

Persons wishing to nominate an individual for the position of Director shall forward the nomination and relevant resume to the Chair of the Nominating Committee: ed@frederictoncommunitykitchen.com to the Executive Director at 65 Brunswick St.

Nominees will be considered for background, skills, management experience, and references. In accordance with FKC Inc. Board of Directors’ Meeting, April 16, 2015.

Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 7, 2016

 

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982

Christmas Dinner Menu

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. will be hosting a Christmas dinner on December 25, sponsored by the Fredericton Community Foundation. The meal will be served from 11:30am - 1:00pm.

  • Prime rib and sweet potato soup
  • Roast turkey and stuffing
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Squash, carrots, peas
  • Coleslaw and beets
  • Lady Ashburn pickles - compliments of Moxins Country Pumpkin
  • Assortment of pies for dessert
  • Juice, tea and coffee

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982

Social Media Policy

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. (“the Kitchens”) encourages interaction among users on our social media sites but is not responsible for the content of others published on any official Kitchens websites, pages, or affiliates. This is including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and all other social media websites.

Due to the public nature of these pages for comment by other users, the views expressed by guest posters do not reflect that of the Kitchens or original author. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own content (including privacy settings) shared via the web and the Kitchens is not liable for such content.

 The Kitchens reserves the right, but is not obligated, to remove comments or posts that are racist, sexist, abusive, profane, violent, obscene or spam; that advocate illegal activity, include falsehoods, contain commercial solicitations, are wildly off-topic, or cannot be translated to English using free online tools; that libel, defame, incite, threaten or make attacks on the Kitchens, its employees, Board members, guests or others. The Kitchens also reserves the right to remove comments or posts that are deemed negative or offensive by the page’s administrators. Violators will be banned from the page without notice.

The Kitchens thanks you in advance for your contributions to our social media pages, and for your compliance and assistance in creating a safe and vibrant online community.

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982

Communications Strategy

The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc. would like to take a moment to thank its many supporters and volunteers.

Since our Annual General Meeting on June 25, 2015, the Kitchens’ team, including the staff, volunteers and board members, have been hard at work. A communications strategy is being developed and will include regular updates From the Kitchens and From the Community.

You can expect to receive updates and information regarding a revised website, revised bylaws and policies, a strategic plan as well as other news and updates.

Keep an eye out for more messages from your Kitchens’ team.

 The Fredericton Community Kitchens Inc.

Helping Feed Fredericton's Hungry since 1982