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SHOP at Bathurst Finch Neighbourhood...................................................

What is SHOP?

  • SHOP is a FREE produce market for people who live in the Bathurst/Finch area with limited access to fresh food.
  • SHOP takes place every 4th Friday of the month, from 3:00-4:30pm.
  • All the food at the market is provided through food donations to Second Harvest, a local food rescue organization. Quantity and variety of food varies, depending on food donations.
  • SHOP is possible through the hard work of volunteers in the community, the BFN Food Action Team and Second Harvest.

*Food is distributed according to the size of family and quantities available.
Registration is required.

Please register with Zahra Abdi, to obtain a number and family-size lanyard.
Please bring your own bags and help keep the area litter-free.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Zahra Abdi,
SHOP volunteers will collect their food at the end of the market from the Second Harvest truck.

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Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new resource
Building Resilience in Young Children
Booklet for parents of children from birth to six years

This booklet is for parents of children from birth to six years and anyone who cares for children – like grandparents, relatives, foster parents and other adults.  Many of the ideas will also help families with older children.

Building Resilience in Young Children is a resource to help you boost your child’s ability to bounce back from life’s challenges and thrive. It is filled with:
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Bâtir la résilience chez les jeunes enfants
Pour les parents de jeunes enfants, de la naissance à l’âge de six ans

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