How to Get Involved
A donation of $20 will enable the Food Bank Farm to grow, harvest, and deliver a hamper of food to a family in need on your behalf.
A donation of $250 will enable the Food Bank Farm to, grow, harvest and deliver a hamper of food every week (from July 1 to Thanksgiving – a total of 15 weeks). This will support a family in need for the entire harvest season.
Please note: The donation values above are a guide only, any donation amount is acceptable. Also, the cost of producing hampers is impacted by weather, and by the number of volunteers that are willing to work on the farm. We feel that we will be able to produce more food with your donation than is indicated above, and if we do, the extra food will all be donated on your behalf!
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.
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! 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. The farm is managed by experienced gardeners who will show you what to do.
People in the community sometimes seek new and creative ways to work with us. For example, some people have a large garden of their own, and they may wish to donate a little of their excess produce. Other people are interested in bringing groups of kids to the farm to learn more about how it operates. If you have an idea that you would like to tell us about, we are always interested in hearing from you. Be sure to leave contact information so that we can follow up with you!