NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre held its second annual Art of Good Food fundraiser on June 15 at the Qualico Family Centre at Assiniboine Park. Hosted by BMO Bank of Montreal, the evening featured Winnipeg chefs and artists who came together to create food tastings and live art in support of healthy food programs in the North End’s Inkster neighbourhood.
Allan Pineda who operates Baon Manila Nights, a monthly Filipino pop-up dinner series in Winnipeg, hosted a recent fundraiser for the Norwest Community Centre featuring Master Chef finalist Jeremy Senaris.
Global Winnipeg and Chef Ben Kramer profiled the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre’s Art of Good Food fundraiser.
“We do food work too so it makes sense to support an organization like Norwest that gets good food to this community” says Chef Ben Kramer. He was on site this morning whipping up veggie tacos on CTV morning news with Rachel Lagace and talking about why nine of Winnipeg’s top Chefs are supporting the Art of Good Food event!
An investment in good food can be the first ingredient in healthier and more connected communities. Listen to the stories of our community members to learn about the impact the NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre is having on the neighbourhood!
Milton Sussman, CEO for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority attended a NorWest Community Food Centre community lunch recently. Inspired by the innovation and partnership be saw he was moved to make the Community Food Centre and Access NorWest the topic for his message to WRHA staff.
The NorWest Community Food Centre was awarded an Excellence in Sustainability Award by the Manitoba Government in the category of Sustainable Community!
The Winnipeg Free Press highlighted concerns over rising food prices and chronic disease. The article highlights the work of NorWest to take action these issues.
The Neal Brothers launch Goodness: Recipes and Stories which celebrates 37 good food fighters from across Canada—chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, food activists and the NorWest Community Food Centre who all believe that good, healthy food should be accessible to all. An inspiring read that underscores that food has the power to enrich lives and build strong communities.