In the Fall of 2015, I was asked to photograph the launch of the Dartmouth North Community Food Centre. I went over ahead of the event and was blown away with what they'd done. It was an open-concept, commercial kitchen and dining room in what was once a grocery store (a Sobeys). With its high ceilings and large windows, the place felt modern, bright and welcoming. They were preparing meals for the community, holding cooking classes, helping young families with childcare, offering programs, outreach and more.
And they were just getting started.
In the months and years that have followed, I've continued to document their growth, transforming a parking lot into an urban farm, expanding their programs, resources, classes and services and gathering a large base of volunteers. Have a look and visit their website for more up-to-date information.
This is a place that makes you feel hopeful for the future.
Find out about the award-winning documentary, 6 Primrose, featuring DNCFC, filmed by TrueFaux Fims Inc. (The still shots were done by me.)
Do you know someone who is making a difference in the community? I'd love to hear about it. Maybe I can be of help shine a light on them. Send me an email.