How to Get Involved

GROW-A-ROW

Do you have extra veggies growing in your garden and want to give back to your community? Join a growing community of home gardeners with a collective goal to increase produce distributed to local low-income families, here in the Sault!

Grow-A-Row is a community initiative where home gardeners grow an extra row of vegetables in their backyards. The Food Bank Farm will provide guidance and organize weekly produce drop-off locations. During harvest season, starting in the first week of July, you can drop off your fresh grown produce at one of several convenient drop off locations. We will wash, sort, package and distribute the produce to those in
need in the community.

We will provide you information on location and times for each drop-off event (including where we will be and when).

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are always welcome to help out at the farm. We always have a variety of tasks that you could assist with such as seeding, transplanting, harvesting, packaging, fertilizing, and everyone’s favourite – weeding! The farm is managed by experienced gardeners who will show you what to do.

If you would like to help out, please be sure to bring sunscreen, bug spray (in season), work gloves and clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. A hat is a good idea too, and depending on how long you plan to stay at the farm, you might want to bring a snack or your lunch.

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DONATE

We are a project of the Soup Kitchen Community Centre, a registered charity. Donations are essential for the operation of the Farm. Your support will ensure that we can continue to grow produce for those in need.

Corporate donations are always welcome. Please be sure to ask us what we can do to support your business. In addition to financial support towards the operation of the farm, we are sometimes in need of materials or supplies that are useful on the farm (such as potting soil, fertilizer, fuel etc). If your business produces or sells items of this type, please let us know.

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GROUPS, EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS​

GROUPS, EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

Are you interested in bringing a group of people to the farm to learn more about how it operates. We can arrange educational and awareness programming for the general public and delivery of farm-based activities for interested groups. Through the Algoma Educational Gardening initiative, “Visit The farm” is delivered at the Food Bank Farm for school groups.

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Contact Info

  • 530 Maki Road in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
  • 705-255-1459
  • inquires@foodbankfarm.ca

Yes, I want to volunteer

Contact Info

  • 530 Maki Road in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
  • 705-255-1459
  • inquires@foodbankfarm.ca

Yes, I would like to arrange a group visit.

Contact Info

  • 530 Maki Road in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
  • 705-255-1459
  • inquires@foodbankfarm.ca