- DoozieParticipantMay 22, 2015 at 3:23 pmPost count: 3
I’m building a Community Food Centre (CFC) in Calgary, AB, Canada and it is a part of a network of CFCs. It is an innovative model that is an alternative to the food bank as it prioritizes healthy locally-sourced food for people on a low-income – a hand up rather than a hand out. So there are drop-in meals for those that need it but in a dignified space, and there is also skills-based programming so people can learn and share good food. Last, there is an advocacy aspect which allows for the space to build community so that citizens can speak up about the food and social issues that matter to them.
Essentially it will be a community centre with a big kitchen, dining hall, meeting space and gardening. Community Food Centres Canada’s tagline is ‘Food is just the Beginning’. Our mission is to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.
The existing CFCs are names The Stop (Community Food Centre), The Local, The Table, Norwest, Dartmouth, and Regeant Park (all followed by Community Food Centre).
Here in Calgary, I hope the name is welcoming, short because Community Food Centre is long, and indicative of the sharing/communal nature of food as well as possibly the international nature of food.
- DoozieParticipantMay 25, 2015 at 7:56 amPost count: 3
Thanks Franny. We have considered some of those so it means we’re on the right track. We have also tried out The Root or The Route to play on grassroots, vegetableroots, family roots, but it is not a for sure fit. Also we have tried out Home Plate since it conjures the right ideas, depending on whether it’s too baseball. (Calgary is not a very baseball town so we might be okay). Thoughts?
- snarkKeymasterMay 25, 2015 at 9:02 amPost count: 490
I like Home Plate a lot. To differentiate is a little from baseball, you could go with Home Plates, plural.
Plate & Spoon
The Village Spoon (nod to Franny)
Loving Spoonful (nod to the band)
Tender Mercies (nod to the film)
Meals To Heal
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