About Goodly Foods
Goodly Foods is a unique initiative led by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB) and Fulmer Capital Partners Inc. that aims to develop a viable social enterprise repurposing surplus produce from local suppliers while creating supportive community employment opportunities. We also work in partnership with other local businesses such as Commissary Connect and Hope Action Values Ethics (HAVE) Culinary Training Society.
During the pilot phase we developed, tested and refined our soup recipe and distributed 572 litres of soup to local organizations and Food Bank members and provided over 90 employment hours for supported roles. We partnered with celebrated local Chef Karen Barnaby (former GVFB Board Member) to bring her passion for reducing food waste to creating our nutritious and delicious foods.
The pilot was made possible through funding from Fulmer Capital Partners Inc. and Vancity’s enviroFund™ Program, in-kind brand development from Rethink Communications, donations of surplus produce from the Star Group, Fresh Direct Produce, BC Fresh and Fresh Start Foods, and donations of small wares from Gordon Food Service.
Goodly Foods is now in production of our first product, a Hearty Tomato Vegetable Soup, thanks to a generous investment grant from the Walmart Foundation as well as continued support from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Fulmer Capital Partners Inc. Our soup will be distributed through Food Bank channels and available for sale to buying partners in the fall of 2018.
Working closely with our supplier partners and Chef Barnaby, we have begun working on our next generation of branded soups, stews and sauces. We can’t wait for you to try them!
To read more about how it all began, CLICK HERE.
During the pilot phase we developed, tested and refined our soup recipe and distributed 572 litres of soup to local organizations and Food Bank members and provided over 90 employment hours for supported roles.
Meet the team
Want to Help?
If you would like to support the work we do, you can help us by making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and specifying our program-Goodly Foods. Donate