The combination of increased cooking skills, knowledge about nutrition, being more aware of how to stretch your food dollar, hands-on learning, peer support, and learning about other programs in the community all contribute to success for these participants. “People had the idea that buying fresh vegetables, or healthy food, was more expensive. We do a comparison of that and then they realize that they can afford to buy healthy food" explains Bernice.
Come join us to learn about bulk buying clubs with a presentation about the Level Best Bulk Buying and Cooking Club of the Community Action Committee Family Resource Program and Bay St. George Women’s Centre. Bulk Buying Club organizers are encouraged to stay on the line after the presentation for a networking session.
FSN has created a guide explaining how to start and maintain a bulk buying club in your community in Newfoundland and Labrador! A bulk buying club is a group of people with similar food preferences who come together to buy food in bulk. All participants of a bulk buying club are involved in the planning, shopping, sorting, and delivering of food. These clubs enable individuals to work with a group of like-minded people to get more with their food dollars.