Edmonton Food Bank

Help Edmonton's Food Bank - Grow us Veggies!

Posted on May 20, 2016

Help Edmonton's Food Bank - Grow us Veggies!

One big misconception about Edmonton’s Food Bank is that we only give out non-perishable food, in reality 70% of the food we give our clients and affiliated agencies is fresh food. Thanks to food growers & distributors, as well as other donors we often have wonderful fresh produce, baked goods and dairy products.

Now that it is gardening season in Edmonton we’d like to remind local gardeners that they can help too! In the summer local gardeners can help increase the amount of fresh vegetables for those in need through our Plant a Row, Grow a Row program. Gardeners can grow an extra row and share their bounty by donating it to Edmonton’s Food Bank. Root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes are the best to donate because they are easy to store and last along time, but any vegetable makes a wonderful donation. During the summer of 2015 Edmonton’s Food Bank received 12,658 kilograms of fresh vegetables from local growers and gardeners!

Donations of fresh produce need to be brought directly to our warehouse (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30.) Vegetable donations can also be dropped off at South West Edmonton Farmer’s Market the last Wednesdays in August and September.

Help us provide delicious, healthy local vegetables, Plant a Row, Grow a Row – Give a Row!