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*WANTED: VOLUNTEERS FOR FOOD SCRAPS DROP SPOTS IN THE WEST END

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*WANTED: VOLUNTEERS FOR FOOD SCRAPS DROP SPOTS IN THE WEST END

Time: May 12, 2012 from 10am to 10:30am
Location: Gordon Neighbourhood House
Street: 1019 Broughton St. in front of the current drop spot
City/Town: Vancouver
Website or Map: http://foodscrapsdropspot.tum…
Phone: to volunteer: foodwestend@gmail.com
Event Neighbourhood and Type: west end, volunteer, composting
Organized By: Louise Schwarz, Recycling Alternative, Ross Moster, Village Vancouver & Randy Helten, West End Neighbourhood Food Network
Latest Activity: May 10, 2012

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Event Description

Food Scraps Drop Spots and Composting -- Preparing for New Launch June 16 at West End Community Centre
What: Stand-Up Briefing for Anyone Interested in Volunteering
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012, starting 10 am (30 minutes max)
Where: In the mini-park in front of Gordon Neighbourhood House (1019 Broughton Street) in front of the current Drop Spot

West Enders are embracing the idea of food scraps recycling and composting. For several months until last October, Recycling Alternative and Vancouver Farmers Markets partnered to run a pilot project with a Drop Spot at the weekly farmers market, and since then it has continued every Saturday at the Gordon Neighbourhood House.

So far this popular and successful model has received over 5,000 drops and diverted over 50,000 pounds (about 23,000 kilograms) of food scraps from the landfill! On June 2, the current GNH Drop Spot will move back up to the Farmers Market location and continue every week until October.

And now we have great news! We want to build on the success of this model and many people have been asking about getting more Spots! A new Drop Spot will open at the West End Community Center, starting on June 16, 2012, in a pilot project until October, every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm.

Now we are seeking a team of volunteers willing to dedicate a few hours on rotation about once a month. (We also seek volunteers for the West End Car Free Day on June 17.) There are talks underway for another drop spot that may open soon, and we are interested in talking to any community groups that might like to support, sponsor, or be involved in these activities.

If you are interested, please join our stand-up briefing on May 12. Write foodwestend@gmail.com to volunteer or inquire further.

Louise Schwarz, Recycling Alternative
Ross Moster, Village Vancouver
Randy Helten, West End Neighbourhood Food Network

Information: http://foodscrapsdropspot.tumblr.com/

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