Promoting Food Security is a key component of our activities within the community as we work to encourage our client base to explore and expand their options for ensuring there is enough food on the table.
The Interfaith Food Recovery Program is intended to promote sustainable food consumption practice. Repurposing and preserving food can greatly increase food security.
The Food Recovery Program is currently being developed with a focus on reducing food waste and reclaiming surplus food items into useful, more appealing products.
The program will find new sustainable uses for excess food such as canning fruits into jams and jellies, pickling vegetables, salsas, do-it-yourself baking kits, pre-made baking products, among many other creative uses.
Ways to Be Involved:
Make a Donation. Whether time, biology or garden supplies, your donation is helpful!
Volunteer. We need lots of help! Contact us to find out where your assistance might be useful.
Sponsorship opportunities are available (please request Garden Sponsorship Package), however, we are also actively seeking donations of volunteer time, food storage supplies, and financial support:
· Produce, dry food product, and frozen fruits and vegetables
· Spices, seasonings, pectin, and other food additives
· Canning kits, jars, lids, and labels
· Food recovery program volunteers for food product creation and packaging
· Donated materials must be receipted at Fair Market Value and must be accompanied by an invoice or proof of purchase to verify their value.
· Financial contributions can be designated specifically for the food recovery program project by indicating on the subject line of your cheque.
If you have any questions please contact the Community Health Facilitator at #403-320-8779