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Running a Community Food Program
Ideas and best practices for running a food program, including everything from community gardens, teaching kitchens, bulk buying clubs, even farmers' markets.
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Community Gardens – Best Practices Toolkit and Presentation: A Guide for Community Organizations in NL
This toolkit was created to help community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador who want to start a community garden. It lists the key steps to starting a garden, and offers a range of tools, tips, and supports to help along the way.
Gardening with Children
2 pages of easy tips and activities from FoodShare Toronto for having fun in the garden with kids
Dig it! A Practical Toolkit: How Local Governments can Support Community Gardens
Practical tools and templates that can be adapted by municipal governments to understand the benefits and challenges of community gardens.
Lists the key steps to starting a market, and provides a number of tools and supports to help groups along the way.
This handbook, from Food First NL is for food vendors at farmers’ and other public markets.
This handbook, from Food First NL, is for those who organize farmers’ markets across Newfoundland and Labrador.
This teleconference outlines key steps to starting a club, and gives a range of tools and supports that will help organize a club that suits the needs of each individual group.
This presentation lists important steps to starting a club, and provides a number of tools and supports to help organize a club that suits the needs of each individual group.
This toolkit lists key steps to starting a club, and gives a range of tools and supports that will help organize a club that suits the needs of each individual group.
This presentation is based on the “Community Kitchen Best Practices Toolkit: A Guide for Community Organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.” It is one in a series of best practices toolkits, which also cover community gardens, farmers’ markets, and bulk buying clubs.
This toolkit was created to help community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador who want to start a community kitchen. It lists the key steps to starting a garden, and offers a range of tools, tips, and supports to help along the way.
Beyond the Emergency: How to Evolve Your Food Bank into a force for Change
Practical ways food banks can build on strengths and resources to look beyond emergency food provision, offer a range of services to meet more complex needs, and set their sights upon bigger picture issues.
Food Donation and Consumption Timetable
This chart from Second Harvest clarifies that food can be safely past a best before date and how to extend shelf life.
Food Pantry Best Practices: Scoring Guide
This assessment tool captures ways to provide assistance that puts clients’ needs first; and address, as best you can, the underlying causes of this need for assistance.
The “Farming Concrete Data Collection Toolkit” can help you measure all of the good things growing in your farm, garden, or yard.
This toolkit is starts with an introduction to research approaches, tools, and methods. It covers techniques of evaluation practices, such as quantitative and qualitative research and ethics.
Dismantling Racism in Community Food Work
Racism, as it intersects with class and gender, makes people food insecure. This paper (2004) aims to help community food security organizations understand how racism shapes the food system, and outlines the need for anti-racism theory and practice. Key questions at the end guide discussion of power and decision making in community food efforts.
Healthy Choices for Canteens
Recreation, sport, community and school canteens provide unique opportunities for children, youth and their families to choose healthy food and beverages. This guide has suggestions for grab-and-go items or kitchen prepared snacks and meals.
Food Safety at Community Events
Extra information and precautions for handling food for large groups and gatherings.
Planning Guide for "Food and Fun Camp" from Central Health
This manual has activities, recipes, and more to support a 5 day camp for children aged 8-10 years; participants learn about how to make healthy food choices, prepare/cook their own food, shopping, and food safety.
Inclusive Public Engagement Policy - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
This resource provides guidance to ensure public engagement processes are accessible to and inclusive of everyone, including persons with disabilities. It is a resource for preparing, planning, and holding public or targeted engagement sessions that are barrier-free.
Public Engagement Guide
Guide - Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding: A Practical Workbook for Community-Based Programs
This resource was made through a partnership between the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada (BCC). It was created to help communities plan strategies and actions to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in a population health context..
Toolkit from Meal Exchange to help understand a campus food system
Information and support for meetings with food service provider, administration or chefs; helps understand a campus food system and ways to work together.