The Nelson Food Cupboard is looking for individuals to take part in its Grow-A-Row/Buy-A-Row program.

One row at a time

Nelson Food Cupboard promotes food safety program.

At the Nelson Food Cupboard, the excitement about spring is growing as the group launches its annual Grow-A-Row/Buy-A-Row program.

Each year, dozens of Kootenay gardeners grow an extra row of food to donate to the Food Cupboard.

These donations help the local organization meet its five-a-day  fruit and vegetable policy, whereby they strive to offer customers a selection of at least five produce items.

It also aids the group’s efforts to source the food that it provides as locally as possible.

Getting involved is easy:

1) Plant some seeds and watch them grow. Customer favorites are beans, squash and potatoes.

2) Contact the coordinator of the Nelson Food Cupboard if you have any questions about what  will be accepted and when (all produce, fruit and nuts in good condition).

3) Bring your harvest by the Food Cupboard when it is ready.  If you don’t have a garden space but would like to contribute local vegetables, contact the organization about our “Buy A Row” campaign.

Joining our Grow-A-Row/Buy-A-Row team is a rewarding way to help improve food security in the community. The public can pledge a row as an individual, family or community group.

This can also be a great summer project for children.

For more information please call 250-354-1633 or drop by the Nelson Food Cupboard at 602 Silica Street in the basement of the United Church.

The facility is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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