1624 Industrial Road 2
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6R2
250 426 7664
Fresh produce is one of the components of our food hampers. The surplus produce from your garden could go a long way in helping us meet that objective.
WHICH CROPS ARE BEST FOR DONATION?
Root vegetables are best: potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, etc.
However, any produce that can be easily handled and stored, broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, sweet peppers, summer squash (including zucchini) and apples, berries, plums are all most welcome!
PLANT A ROW
GROW A ROW
builds on the long standing tradition of gardeners loving to share their harvest with others.
It is a people-helping-people program to assist in feeding the hungry in our community.
2015 is the first year of our program in Cranbrook. We encourage gardeners in the community to donate a portion of their veggies to the Cranbrook Food Bank. Your donation of fresh and local produce will help us ensure that our clients are provided with a healthy food hamper.
Your donation can be dropped off at the Food Bank any time between 10:00am and 2:00pm Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
Gardeners delight in reaping the bounty of their efforts, often sharing their surplus with friends and neighbours. That's how the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program took off in Winnipeg back in 1986. Ron and Eunice O'Donovan produced more potatoes in their backyard than their family could consume. They donated the excess to their local food bank, Winnipeg Harvest. Their idea was met with such enthusiasm that the O'Donovans encouraged their neighbours to do the same. Since then, over 1.4 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables have been donated to Winnipeg Harvest through the Plant a Row, Grow a Row program.
Plant a Row, Grow a Row is now a national program in partnership with Food Banks Canada to aid local food banks in reaping the rewards of vegetables in their own communities.