PFAN Meeting Highlights: January 21, 2016

  • The North End Food Bank Steering Committee is still looking for a potential site.  Contact Linda Midford at 705-876-0518 for more information.
  • Volunteers are working together to offer a drop-in for homeless people on Sunday’s from 2-8pm before the Warming Room opens.  A light lunch and snacks will be available.  Donations are appreciated and can be dropped off at George St. United Church.
  • Volunteers interested in meeting to continue working on the PFAN Workplan are asked to contact Carolyn Doris ( or 705-743-1000 et 251).  The group will report back at the next PFAN Meeting on February  18, 2016.
  • Volunteers interested in meeting to further review the wording of the PCCHU Food Charter are asked to contact Carolyn Doris ( or 705-743-1000 ext 251).
  • Community Gardeners in the City and County of Peterborough report growing $360,000 worth of food in 2015!
  • New Downtown Farmers Market website:


OPIRG Peterborough Anti-Poverty Week
January 23-29, 2016

ReFrame Film Festival
Movies of special interest to PFAN Members:

  • I Am A Seed Saver, Seeds of the Past and Plant This Movie, along with a community conversation after the movies sponsored by the Nourish Project – Seed Saver Collective
    Friday January 2016, 4pm at Showplace.  *Please join us for a post-film discussion at 5:50pm at Whitepath Consulting (160 Charlotte St)
  • This Changes Everything sponsored by Basic Income Peterborough Network, Peterborough Food Action Network and Nourish Project (along with additional sponsors)
    Sunday January 31, 2016 at 12:00pm at Showplace

Farming and Ethics:  An Evening with Sonia Faruqi
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Reception starts at 6:30pm
Bagnani Hall, Traill Campus
310 London Street, Peterborough

The Town With No Poverty:  Building A Case for Basic Income Guarantee
The movement for a basic income is gaining steam. Join Nourish and the Basic Income Peterborough Network as we explore the economic case for a basic income guarantee (BIG) with University of Manitoba economist, Dr. Evelyn Forget.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7-8:30 pm
PCCHU, 185 King Street, Peterborough

Seedy Sunday
Sunday March 13, 2016
George St. United Church