Food

First Meli-Melo of the School Year!

If you look at your calendar, you might notice that September 23rd is actually the 4th Sunday of September, but we’re advertising Messy Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month. What?
You’re right: we’re messing with you. This month our informal celebration is the fourth Sunday, but moving forward it will be the third. If you’re the type who likes to mark their calendar ahead of time, here are the next dates:

October 21st
November 18th

The Children’s Christmas Party is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 1st this year. Meanwhile, join us September 23rd at 12:30 for family, food and fun:

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Action Day on School Nutrition

SouthWest Kitchens will be preparing some 275 healthy lunches for the students of Verdun Elementary on Thursday, September 20th. Wow!

The action is being undertaken by a collective of Montreal-based community organizations and NGOs who are calling on provincial parties to commit to providing healthy lunches that highlight local and sustainable products in all schools in Quebec. Bilingual press release below.

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Food Transformation Workshops/ Ateliers de transformation

Un plant de tomate à la fois est heureux de pouvoir vous offrir encore cette année les ateliers ''UNE RECETTE SANTÉ À LA FOIS''
Nous avons le privilège de le faire en collaboration avec SouthWest Mission.
Les ateliers serons chaque jeudi de 17h30 à 20h  pour 10 semaines à partir du jeudi 6 septembre (Voir publicité ci-bas).

Un plant de tomate à la fois is pleased to offer its food transformation workshops, "One healthy recipe at a time" again this year.
We have the privilege to do so in collaboration with SouthWest Mission.
The collective kitchens will be every Thursday from 5:30PM to 8PM for 10 weeks starting September 6th (see poster below).

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Welcome Stefana!

Montreal, August 21, 2018
The Marché Mobile Verdun\ Verdun Mobile Market project names coordinator

SouthWest Mission welcomes the funding provided by the Direction régionale de la santé publique (DRSP) for the Verdun Mobile Market project aiming to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to the vulnerable communities of Verdun, and announces the hiring of Stefana Lamasanu as the project coordinator. A Verdun resident actively and passionately engaged in the local community, Stefana wants to ensure the promotion of healthy eating and a better access to fresh produce.
"In the last few years, the charm of our borough has been attracting an increasing number of new Verdun residents, bringing along a change in the local economic profile and an increasingly diverse commercial landscape. However, as we profit from such changes, we must not forget our more vulnerable citizens. It is time to ensure a larger reach of healthy and fresh produce in our neighbourhood, and that is precisely what the Verdun Mobile Market intends to do," declares Stefana.
In order to celebrate her appointment, and the project’s imminent start, the Mission will invite the community to an upcoming Mini Market to take place during the month of September. Invitations to follow.
The SouthWest Mission, in collaboration with the CDSV (Concertation en développement social de Verdun), the Verdun CSSS (Centre de santé et de services sociaux), and Grand Potager, aims to make food accessible to all. The Mission also works in partnerships with the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Moisson Montréal, the Anglo Family Council, among others, and is part of the Verdun sans faim roundtable. The Mission offers a variety of services to the Verdun community, such as the Breakfast Club, the Welcome Wednesday community lunches, the Wednesday Mini Market, and a Community Depanneur.
 

Mini-marché 29 août/ Mini-market August 29

C'est le début de la récolte 2018 et nous sommes très heureux que le Mini-marché soit de retour à la Mission à tous les deux semaines. Soyez des nôtres mercredi prochain, le 29 août entre 10h30 et 15h30 pour obtenir les meilleurs prix sur des fruits et légumes frais. Il est possible de placer votre commande par téléphone ou courriel en téléchargeant la liste des prix (bouton ci-dessous).
Un repas léger sera également offert à 12h30. Tous sont les bienvenus, payez selon vos moyens.

With this year's harvest starting to come in, we are very happy to have Mini-market back at the Mission every second Wednesday. Join us August 29th between 10:30 and 3:30 for low prices on fresh produce. Consider calling or e-mailing your order in ahead of time using the price list (click on the button above).
A light lunch will also be on offer at 12:30. All are welcome, donations gratefully accepted.

Breakfast Club delayed, Seeking Volunteers

The first day of school at Verdun Elementary and most of the Lester B. Pearson School Board is Wednesday, August 29th. We had hoped to have Breakfast Club in place from that first day as we usually do, but unfortunately, delays in the renovations will make it impossible to have children in the Mission that week. We are now expecting Breakfast Club to start one week later, (Sept. 5) with the possibility that it may be in the school rather than the Mission for a little bit. We will keep you posted as soon as plans are definite!

That said, we are still in preparation mode and accepting financial and food donations for the program, especially the following items:

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margarine
frozen Eggo or other brand waffles
sliced orange cheese or blocks of white cheese
cream cheese
bagels
sliced sandwich bread
English muffins

In addition, Breakfast Club is seeking a few good volunteers for any day of the week. The gratification that comes from seeing children start their school day with a healthy breakfast is worth the early start time! If interested, please contact Shelia at smorrison9940@gmail.com or  Sue at suzannepurcell@hotmail.com.

Mini-market August 15

With this year's harvest starting to come in, we are very happy to have Mini-market back at the Mission every second Wednesday. Join us August 15th between 10:30 and 3:30 for low prices on fresh produce. Consider calling or e-mailing your order in ahead of time using the price list below.
A light lunch will also be on offer at 12:30. All are welcome, donations gratefully accepted.

C'est le début de la récolte 2018 et nous sommes très heureux que le Mini-marché soit de retour à la Mission à tous les deux semaines. Soyez des nôtres mercredi prochain, le 15 août entre 10h30 et 15h30 pour obtenir les meilleurs prix sur des fruits et légumes frais. Il est possible de placer votre commande par téléphone ou courriel en téléchargeant la liste des prix (bouton ci-dessus).
Un repas léger sera également offert à 12h30. Tous sont les bienvenus, payez selon vos moyens.

Calendriers Août: Alimentation/ August Calendars: Food

Téléchargez le calendrier "Où manger" pour trouver les repas communautaires à Verdun durant le mois d'août.

Téléchargez le calendrier "Où cuisiner" pour les cuisines collectives, les marchés et d'autres ressources en sécurité alimentaire.

Download the "Où manger" calendar to find community meals in Verdun in August.

Download the "Où cuisiner" calendar for collective kitchens, markets, and other food security resources.

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