GROW AND DONATE

GROW - HARVEST - DONATE

Are you a gardener? Grow an extra row of produce in your garden and donate a fresh harvest to the Burlington Food Bank and local meal programs.

Simply earmark some of your home grown harvest; make sure it is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Wash it, bunch it and put it in clean bags. 

Donate directly to the Burlington Food Bank or drop it off to one of our community partners.

HOW IT WORKS

Make sure that your home grown produce is free from chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We support and promote urban agriculture that uses sustainable and organic practices.
The morning of your harvest be sure to wash your produce thoroughly removing all dirt, debris, bruised or damaged bits and any stray bugs you find. Ensure your produce is dry (especially if it is lettuce) before bagging it. Salad spinners are wonderful things! Bundle produce such as root veggies and herbs using twine or elastics and place all your produce in clean labelled bags with the name of the crop and the date it was harvested.
Bring your harvest to one of our community gardens or donate it directly to the Burlington Food Bank. 
 When you arrive you’ll be greeted by a Burlington Together Volunteer, Halton Food or Open Doors staff member who will take in your produce, write down where it came from, weight it and thank you for all your amazing work! We’ll send you cosmic high fives and lots of Thank Yous as you’ll be helping to feed hundreds of families across Burlington.

WHERE TO DONATE YOUR FRESH PRODUCE

Burlington Food Bank

1254 Plains Road E., Burlington 

Monday to Friday

8:00 am to 10:00 am

St Christopher’s Community Food Garden

662 Guelph Line, Burlington

Monday to Wednesday

8:30 am to 10:30 am

Central Park Community Garden

2299 New Street, Burlington

Monday and Thursday

9:30 am to 10:00 am

 
Not able to get to a drop off point but have an abundance of chemical and pesticide free produce in your gardens or a fruit tree you would like to share? Email us! We cannot guarantee we’ll have a volunteer available, but we will try and work with you to get the fruit and veggies to our volunteers, programs and community partners. 
 
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Please smile with your eyes and wear a mask when you visit any of our community gardens or drop off produce for donations and maintain 6 feet / 2 meters physical distance from others.
If for any reason you are feeling unwell, you should not harvest or visit the donation sites.
For more information on COVID-19 health and safety guidelines visit the Halton Region website
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