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Curbside Fresh Market Returns Thanks to Partnership with Whole Foods Market

 

Greater Vancouver Food Bank Announces Return of Curbside Fresh Market in Partnership with Whole Foods Market

 

Neighbourhood produce stands have returned for the summer with fresh produce and great recipe ideas

 

July 13, 2018

For Immediate Release

 

Vancouver, B.C. – The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is excited to announce the return of Curbside Fresh Market to the Lower Mainland this summer. Curbside Fresh Market will operate from now, throughout the summer, for as long as the weather permits. As part of this return for the 2018 season, Whole Foods Market has generously donated $70,000 for the continued expansion of the Curbside Fresh Market program, to ensure that families living in “food deserts” across the Lower Mainland have convenient access to nutritious, affordable produce.

 

“Curbside Fresh Market is a fantastic way for individuals and families who live in ‘food deserts’ to conveniently and affordably buy fresh, nutritious and locally grown produce,” says Aart Schuurman Hess, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. “We welcome the support of Whole Foods Market in this endeavor as we work to improve food access for our members and thousands of others across the region.”

 

Curbside Fresh Market will operate weekly in the following locations in Vancouver:

 

Market Site Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Gordon Neighbourhood House

1019 Broughton St.

3:00 – 6:00
South Granville Seniors Centre

1420 West 12th Ave

11:00 – 2:00
Collingwood Neighbourhood House

5288 Joyce St

3:00 – 6:00
City Heights

155 East 37th Avenue at Main St.

11:00 – 2:00
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

800 East Broadway

3:00 – 6:00
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

2305 West 7th Ave

  2:30 – 5:00

 

 

“We are excited to partner with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank in support of the Curbside Fresh Market initiative,” says Grant Daisley, Associate Marketing Coordinator at Whole Foods Market. “Providing fresh and healthy foods is an integral part of our philosophy at Whole Foods Market, and we are proud to expand that reach even further in the Lower Mainland. Moreover, we feel it is integral to foster effective methods in the reduction of food deserts in North America, and Curbside Fresh Market provides a terrific opportunity to do just that.”

 

A wide array of locally grown produce will be available for purchase to kick off the Curbside Fresh Market season, including blueberries, tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers. Additionally, Curbside Fresh Market will also publish delicious and healthy recipes throughout the summer to complement the produce available on market days, including recipes centered around carrots, peppers, and spinach, as well as many more produce items. Follow along on social media at @VanFoodBank on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

About the Greater Vancouver Food Bank:

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is a non-profit organization with a mission to create empowering environments that provide and promote access to healthy food, education and training. The GVFB provides assistance to over 27,000 people weekly through 13 food locations and more than 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and the North Shore. The GVFB is committed to its vision of accessible, healthy and sustainable food for all through community collaboration, and is pro-actively working to help reduce food insecurity. For more information about the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, visit www.foodbank.bc.ca.

 

About Whole Foods Market:

For 39 years, Whole Foods Market has been the world’s leading natural and organic foods retailer. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 470 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. To learn more about Whole Foods Market, please visit media.wfm.com.