Fresh For Less

What is Fresh for Less?

Fresh for Less is a food purchasing club created to help families & individuals have year-round access to fresh fruit and vegetable at affordable prices.
Club members pay $20.00 at the due date of each month, if you wish to receive a produce box on the last Wednesday of each month

Who is running this program?

Visions is partnering with the John Howard Society to offer this program from the Community Hub on Joyce Ave.

How can I participate?

First Step: Become a member by filling out the registration form & paying the $10.00 non-refundable admin fee. Plus (+) pay 20.00 – regular, pay 17.00 – seniors (60+)

What will I get for my money?

The orders may vary month to month depending on the season but the base order will always include:

  • 5 lb Potatoes
  • 2 lb Carrots
  • 2 lb Onions
  • Apples, Bananas, Oranges

There will be other fruit and vegetables depending on what is available for example:

  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • pears
  • broccoli

Where do I pay for my order?

E-transfer to etransfer@visionsunited.ca for payment
- For more information: Emily Smith at Visions United (506) 384-0843 or email: freshforless@visionsunited.ca

There is no pressure to buy an order every month.

Fresh for Less

Preparing the boxes

Fresh Groceries

Dedicated Volunteers

Preparing for Pickup

This Community Hub project is a partnership between the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick and Visions United Church.

Christmas in the Park

The Christmas in the Park event was held on the 20th of December and it was a lot of fun. Here are some pictures and a video if you want to watch.

 

Nativity

Nativity

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This Community Hub project is a partnership between the John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick and Visions United Church.

Giving Hands – Summer 2020

"Open Hands" - In the Summer 2020...

Your Visions Aid Fund at Work

Donation highlights:

  • HeadStart  ($500)
  • Reconnect ($257.45)

Our giving hands haven’t been able to be quite so generous during these times of physical isolation. We are missing the ReConnect jar for your small change, the Recycling dollars and the grocery cards given regularly to Karing Kitchen. Thanks to those who give by PAR we have some funds available to make one or two donations each month.

If you would like to contribute for the summer months please mail in a cheque made out to Visions United Church with a note/memo that it is for "Vision Aid". It will be received with deep gratitude!

HEADSTART
In June your donations to the Visions Aid Fund enabled us to give $500 to Headstart for their backpack program. This year there will be a very different format. Parents will be called and asked for a list of what they need. Backpacks will be packed for each child and parents will be given a designated time to come to the yard to pick them up.

  • If you would also like to make a personal donation, cheques made out to Moncton Headstart Inc. with “school supplies” in the memo line can be mailed to them at 1111 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, E1C 2S9.
  • Calculators, construction paper and pencil sharpeners are also badly needed and can be dropped off or mailed.

RECONNECT
In August we sent a donation of $257.45 to ReConnect: $200 from Visions Aid Fund, and an additional $57.45 received from your summer donations.
ReConnect needs our help more than ever. Homeless people can no longer find relief from the heat in public places like the library or mall. ReConnect’s outreach team has set up a misting tent at Avenir and is busy giving out food, water and clothing.

  • Please continue to turn in your recyclables and forward a cheque to Visions United so that we can pass it on to ReConnect.

CROSS CANADA PANDEMIC PILGRIMAGE

The Visions Aid Team, with the expertise and support of Terry MacTavish-Hawkes, organized and planned the summer pilgrimage project. Our July "Giving Hand" highlights this activity for our summer sabbath month.

 

Visit the pilgrimage page on the website to read about this virtual adventure:

Giving Hands – Spring 2020

"Open Hands" - In the Spring 2020...

Your Visions Aid Fund at Work

Donation highlights:

  • ReConnect  ($400)
  • Karing Kitchen ($200)
  • Inclusion Advocacy ($200)
  • Crossroads for Women ($400)
  • Camp Ta-Wa-Si Virtual Camp ($500)

In March the Karing Kitchen donations that we received in February were forwarded.  We made a donation to Inclusion Advocacy which works to help those with intellectual disabilities attain full inclusion in community life. In April we gave from our Vision Aid fund to ReConnect  and to Crossroads for Women, organizations that providing safe housing, education and counseling for women and children in crisis. Our May donation went to Camp Ta-Wa-Si to help with the new virtual camp they are setting up for this summer.

Our giving hands haven’t been able to be quite so generous during these times of physical isolation. We are missing the ReConnect jar for your small change, the Recycling dollars and the grocery cards given regularly to Karing Kitchen. Thanks to those who give by PAR we have some funds available to make one or two donations each month.

If you would like to contribute for the summer months please mail in a cheque made out to Visions United Church with a note/memo that it is for "Vision Aid". It will be received with deep gratitude!

 

Giving Hands – Winter 2020

"Open Hands" - In the Winter 2020...

Each hand shows donations to Reconnect and Karing Kitchen.  In addition

In December:

  • we supported to Moncton Headstart Toyland,
  • the John Howard Society for Tim Horton’s gift cards
  • and the Salvus Clinic helping the homeless.

In January two services were cancelled due to snowstorms so there were no additional donations.

In February a donation was made to the YouthQuest fundraiser

  • Coldest Night of the year.

 

 

Vision Aiders Earth Day Challenge

April 19, 2020

A Moment with Visions Aiders
April 22 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!
Here's a message from Pam Harrison with an Earth Day challenge.
We hope 50 people will take up the challenge.

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2019 Climate Strike

Thousands of New Brunswickers of all ages took to the streets in climate strikes Friday.

The strikes, meant to draw government attention to a climate crisis, were inspired by a movement called #FridaysForFuture, started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

She started missing classes on Fridays in August 2018 to protest outside the Swedish parliament.

Here are some of the members ofVisions who attended the climate strikes in Moncton.

2019 Vision’s Pride

Members of Visions United were out with other United Churches in Moncton's Pride Parade. This is a great event and everyone had a wonderful time walking down Main Street.

Coldest Night of the Year – February

On February 23, six members of Visions walked in the “Coldest Night of the Year” fund raiser. $645.00 was donated by various members of the congregation towards this project, supporting the work of Youth Impact Jeunesse.

The funds will go towards assisting nearly 500 at-risk and homeless youth in the Moncton area with clothing, a place to shower, a roof over their heads and a warm bed.