Who doesn’t enjoy a game of BINGO? And better yet, a game where the prize is a bag filled with the recipe and all the ingredients to make a healthy meal.
One afternoon a month Nutrition Bingo is attended by an eager crowd. The game, based on the Canada Food Guide, provides education about healthy food. Leadership, along with the prize bags, comes from a sponsoring congregation. Roger, one of our regular community volunteers, trains and assists the volunteers from the congregation.
Food security is a serious issue among folks in our neighbourhood. With housing costs so high, there is not enough money left to buy sufficient food to maintain a diet rich in protein and fresh fruits and vegetables. People must resort to hand outs, which help, but have little in the way of dignity.
BINGO is not a substitute for an adequate income, but winning at Nutrition BINGO is not the same as lining up for a hand out. There is dignity, even pride, in being a “winner”.
Contact us if you would like to sponsor a Nutrition Bingo.
Thanks for your partnership. This is an important program to our ministry and you make it possible.
You are asked to supply 20 bags, each with the ingredients to make a recipe for 4 to 6 people. You can pick a recipe from the list below, or use one of your own. Please include a copy of the recipe in each bag. Optional is to include 1 litre of 100% fruit juice and 4-6 pieces of fruit in the bag, rounding out the nutrition in the meal.
Nutrition Bingo is held Thursdays at 2:00 pm. Please call ahead before delivering you bags to ensure someone is here to receive them. If your recipe includes perishables we can store them in our fridge. Our preference is that you deliver the packages as close to Thursday as possible.
Many congregations arrange for volunteers to come and call the Bingo. We really like when this can happen, as it makes a good connection between the supporting congregation and the folks in the ministry. If you are not able to find a volunteer, please let us know.
Volunteers at the ministry set up the room and manage the distribution of the cards. Everyone has a good time.
If the cost of the ingredients is a concern, please contact us.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or e-mail. (Download Nutrition Bingo How To)
|Sept 15||Headingley||Tuna Supreme|
|Oct 20||St. Mary Charleswood||Vegetarian Burritos|
|Nov 17||St. Paul’s||Tuna & Veggie Pita Wrap|
|Jan 19||St. Peter’s||Tuna Fettucine Alfredo|
|Feb 16||Sturgeon Creek||Chicken and Pasta|
|March 16||St. Mary Magdalene||Chicken and Pasta|
|April 20||Crestview||Chicken and Pineapple|
|May 18||Kirkfield Park||Chicken and Pineapple|
|June 15||Charleswood UC||Lentil Spaghetti|