With the help of our members, our buyers and our our produce suppliers Pro Organics,Discovery Organics, and Nature’s First Fruits, we’ve been able to support four hamper programs, making holiday feasting possible for hundreds of families in our community. This year $3700 in produce and dry goods went to Nelson Community Food Centre, Kaslo Food Hub, Aimee Beaulieu Transition House, and Slocan Valley Food Cupboard.
This year, with the help of Natural Factors, we were able to give $1700 worth of vitamins to ANKORS and Kootenay Kids to boost the health of those who may not have regular access to supplements.
In 2018 our Giving Tree card program supports Kootenay Food, an initiative of the West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op, building a healthy and resilient region by growing our food economy and strengthening the connection between eaters and growers. The full value of each $10 card goes to Kootenay Food.