There are many ways to donate to the various different programs we have at Community Connections. Here are a couple.
Plant a Row, Grow a Row for neighbors in need!
Local gardeners are being encouraged to plant an extra row of vegetables and donate their harvest to Community Connections Food Bank in an effort to get more fresh vegetables for local families in need.
People have been bringing us fresh vegetables for years but we’re trying to get more people involved in this program. We’re hoping that by spreading the word about Plant a Row • Grow a Row we’ll be able to bring in more fresh vegetables for our clients. Our clients mostly get canned fruits and vegetables and that’s good but there’s nothing quite like getting fresh fruit and vegetables.
- root vegetables, like carrots, turnips and parsnips
- broccoli, cabbage
- peas, beans, tomatoes
- radishes, sweet peppers, summer squash
- apples and pears
- lettuce and herbs
What’s the minimum donation?
Minimum donation is one. One of anything! Of course, it’s easier for the agency distributing the food if you have more, like if you have a dozen tomatoes, or a bag or two of beans in excess, and you won’t eat them. But truly, they’ll be glad to get just one, if that’s what you’ve got.
How do I prepare my donation?
Harvest your veggies, wash off the soil, trim the excess leaves, etc., and bring ‘em in!
Where do I take it?
Donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank, downstairs in the Legion Friday mornings 8:30 – 11:00
Please call Patti Larson for further information 250-837-2920 ext. 28
The Gleaning Project
Community Connections and Bear Aware together present…
An EASY way to share your extra fruits, berries and vegetables with the rest of the community!
What GLEANING means to the Food Bank:
“To collect and gather surplus produce from the community to enhance food quality”
Simply call Community Connections Food Bank at 250-837-2920 or
Revelstoke Bear Aware at 250-837-8624 to arrange for a FREE pickup of any unwanted produce from your yard and garden and to arrange for your unwanted fruit to be picked or to volunteer to help pick fruit.
Volunteers are welcome to keep some fruit for their own use.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Food will go to Community Connections Food Bank enhancing the nutritional value of our hampers!
More Ways to Help
Drop off your surplus produce at the Food Bank
#600 West 1st Street
Downstairs in the Legion
Friday Mornings 8:00-11:00
Keep your yard CLEAN… Let us GLEAN!
Donate your Coopers Save-On More Points
Did you know that you can donate your Coopers Save-on-More points to your local Food Bank?
- You can donate points in increments of 1,000 to Community Connections Food Bank
- For each 1000 points donated, Overwaitea Food Group will provide $1.00 plus a matching $1.00 so that is $2.00 for each 1000 points donated
- Your donations will allow the Food Bank to buy much needed items such as fresh fruit, vegetables and dairy products
Please help us help those in need!
Donate $2 When you Buy your Groceries
These coupons can be picked up at Coopers at the till. The proceeds go to CC through Buy BC.
You will see the sign below at PT Farm Market or Southside Grocery. Both will add $2 to your grocery bill to allow you to donate then pass on the proceeds to CC.