Veggies for Neighbours
One of the special things about City Beet is that many of our eaters live in the same neighbourhoods where we grow our veggies. It is such a privilege that you choose to buy produce from us. However, we know that not everyone in our neighbourhoods can afford to buy our veggies, or other fresh, farmers market- quality produce, so Veggies For Neighbours is our way of making some of our produce more accessible.
Thanks to donations from many of our community members and some grant funding, we were able to provide Little Mountain Neighbourhood House's Food Hub (LMNH) with over $3,000 worth of veggies throughout the 2022 season.
In 2023, we expanded our efforts and in addition to sharing veggies with LMNH, we partnered with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House and JFS Vancouver. All three organizations are in Mount Pleasant and Riley Park, and distribute food to members of our community who face barriers to accessing fresh veggies. In 2023 we distributed almost $15,000 of fresh, local veggies to our neighbours with the help of these wonderful partner organizations and through the generous support of Vancity's Envirofund and the Giustra Foundation's Grow Grants.
In 2024 we'll be continuing our partnership with LMNH's Food Hub. More info on that coming soon.