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Feeding the family: Get the best for less in Bowness

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fall is here and the Bowwest Community Resource Centre has some ideas and programs to help stretch your grocery dollars!

Connecting Thru Cooking
Come out and cook with friends at the centre one Saturday a month. Meet your neighbours and cook 10+ meals for your family. Bring your own containers and take everything home the same day. It costs an average of $30/per person for all 10 meals. For more information, please contact Tami Scott at 403-999-7204 or tamiscott@shaw.ca.

Good Food Box
Buy fresh produce at low cost from our ­office. There are three sizes to choose from: 40 lbs ($25), 30 lbs ($20) and 20 lbs ($15). The next deadline to order and pre-pay is Friday, Sept. 17, and the pick-up date is Wednesday, Sept. 29. For future dates, please call the centre for more information.

CANS (Communities Accessing Nutritious Staples)
Purchase canned and dry goods and even a few perishable items at wholesale prices. Please call the office for more specific instructions. The next deadline to order and pre-pay is Friday, Sept. 24, and the pick-up date is Friday, Oct. 8. Call the centre for more information on future dates.
Some other services available include:

  • basic needs—our community resource workers (all social workers) can help find resources for rental arrears, damage deposit, food, clothing and low-cost bus fare
  • information and referrals—health resources, recreation programs, parenting, mattresses, ESL classes, career support
  • support for parents—we have lots of information and can provide referrals to various programs around the city
  • informal support—you are welcome to use our telephone (local calls), photocopier and fax machine.

Bowwest CRC is located at 7904-43 Ave. NW (inside the Bowness Sportsplex). Please call 403-216-5348 to book an appointment or check our hours.

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