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This year's Feast -- 8th Annual
Sunday July 5th, 2015

Village Feast Inc. is a non-profit children’s charity based in Souris, Prince Edward Island. It supports local and global initiatives whose goals are to improve the lives of children in our world. Some of the beneficiaries are Farmers helping Farmers which builds school cookhouses in Kenya, Africa, on behalf of Village Feast, the Souris Food Bank, Coats for Kids, and Main Street Family Resource Centre's Young Mothers cooking classes.

To learn more about our event, please feel free to download and view this short presentation: VillageFeast2015.pptx
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Village Feast And Farmers Helping Farmers In The News

Please check out last week's article in the Guardian about our travels to Kenya with Farmers Helping Farmers.

Join me and all the friends of the Souris Village Feast on July 5th, 2015!!

The official opening of the cookhouse of Marinya-A-Ruibi (2012 cookhouse), with headmaster William Karema Center, Ilse Peters Ching Left and Jolyne Sharkey Rt. Headmaster William Karema, Jolyne Sharkey, Teresa Mellish, Ilse Peters Ching, and Jennifer Morogocho, Farmers Helping Farmers liaison with the stainless steel cookers cooking up githeri. Ilse and Jolyne attending the official opening of Mitoome, which was the 2013-funded cookhouse.

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CFB Gagetown crew cooking up Village Feast chowder in their mobile kitchen unit. 

School Garden in Kenya

School staff with Patricia Bishop & Teresa Mellish during their 2013 visit to Kenya.  Teachers and staff are very proud of the school garden.  We have asked to have parents organized to work in the garden. This will give them the opportunity to learn new methods for their home kitchen gardens and will add to the sustainability of the school garden project.

Taken at the Marinya-a-Ruibi Primary school where a new cookhouse was built this year (from the 2011 funds). The garden includes a variety of vegetables such as spinach, swiss chard, kale, tomatoes carrots and peas.  The screen netting keeps out birds & other insects.  Netting is provided by Farmers Helping Farmers.

Also taken at the Marinya-a-Ruibi Primary school. These are orange sweet potatoes growing in a school garden. Sweet potatoes add to the nutritional value of the school lunch program  and were introduced by the gardener on a recommendation by the Farmers Helping Farmers/UPEI Nutrition team.

Farmers Helping Farmers Award

Village Feast Organizing Committee represented by Ilse Ching (left) is the recipient of the 2012 Friend of Farmers Helping Farmers award.  The award recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have made a lasting and extending contribution to Farmers Helping Farmers.

The Village Feast documentary is now available on the Food Network website here. The documentary tells the story of the Feast and reveals the inner-workings of the 2011 event.

Village Feast Helps Build a Fifth Cookhouse In Kenya!

Souris Village Feast vice chair Alan MacPhee writes a $10,000 cheque to Teresa Mellish, coordinator of Farmers helping Farmers. The money will be used to build a fifth school cookhouse in rural Kenya. Although the Village Feast goal is one cookhouse annually, this cookhouse uses surplus funds raised from previous Feast years and will be the second one this year. Village Feast Inc. is a non-profit children's charity based in Souris, Prince Edward Island. It supports local and global initiatives whose goals are to improve the lives of children in our world.

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