BC's Windset Farms Commits to Providing Over 60,000 Pounds of Produce for Food Banks BC
- by Jessica Donnel
DELTA, B.C. - Windset Farms’ BC greenhouse harvesting season is in full-swing, making it the perfect time to partner with Food Banks BC. Providing weekly donations for an entire season, this commitment will provide over 60,000 lbs in fresh, greenhouse-grown cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes.
“Non-perishable food items are the staples of our food banks, however, it is wonderful when our food banks also have the opportunity to give out fresh, local produce,” says Laura Lansink, Executive Director at Food Banks BC.
In the province of British Columbia, 97,400 people are assisted every month; 30,000 of which are children. Food Banks BC also provides an additional 200,000 meals through shelters, soup kitchens and school lunches, according to a press release.
“When I visited a food bank that had received a large donation of tomatoes and cucumbers from Windset Farms, you could see how excited the clients were that received these items in their hamper that day,” Lansink adds.
Windset hopes that its commitment can encourage other food producers and community members to all work together for a hunger-free future. The households receiving assistance rely on the work of the food banks and their volunteers, and even one donation will help put nutritious, healthy fruits and vegetables on more plates.