About the Calgary Food Bank
Community gardens help to provide fresh produce to our clients. When we can give food that is healthy, it is not just a gift for an empty tummy, it tells someone they matter.
Fresh from the heart
Food connects us as a community and builds each other up in times of need. Nothing is more true than Calgarians who, every year, come together to grow vegetables for their neighbours in need. Some are private and public community gardens, and others are organized volunteer efforts exclusively for the Food Bank. Large or small, every donation from a garden makes an incredible impact. When we can add fresh produce to a family or individual’s hamper, we are helping to build their resiliency. It is critical to eat well when you are in crisis, so when we can give fresh garden vegetables it tells someone they matter. This shows them we want them to get out of the circumstances they are in by providing them with the best food possible. Did you know you can donate produce from your garden?
We are thankful to be one of the recipients of the +Fresh Gardens and Growing Fund through Food Banks Canada. Thanks to the generous support of Compass Group Canada and Bayer Inc., 39 food banks from 7 provinces have been provided funding. This fund provides for organizations that have existing gardens, those who wish to establish a garden, or growing program to increase access to fresh food. The Calgary Food Bank was provided $1,300 through the fund, which was used to purchase seeds and compost for our community gardens.
It takes a village to raise a garden, and we are so thankful to have the support of organizations in Calgary that discount or donate goods and services. Thank you to all our supporters who are helping grow the TransAlta Power garden.
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”