This Saturday our non-profit was grateful for the help of 16 volunteers who care about equal access to healthy, fresh produce in our valley. The Central Okanagan Community Farm Society planted 25, 130 foot long rows of vegetables at our Helen’s Acres location here in Kelowna.
Those seeds and seedlings will produce thousands of pounds of vegetables that will be donated to a dozen social service agencies who will then donate them to people in need of fresh vegetables.
Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating today? Maybe it's taking your reusable mug with you or picking up trash along your route. Maybe it's volunteering with an environmental organization or community garden. Whatever it is you're doing, take a moment of gratitude for this beautiful planet we are living on and treat it well.
The snow is still hanging around, but we are getting excited to start our vegetable gardens in about a month! We will be almost doubling our plot size in Kelowna and will need a lot of help from you amazing volunteers! We have received 5 applications in the past week through Do Some Good, so thank you! Our goal this year is to grow 25,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to feed families in the valley.
We have some exciting news to share! We pitched at the @100 women who care event a couple of weeks ago! We were told it was a close race but we did not win. This lovely lady from The Child Advocacy Center won the 100 Women Who Care donation! She and her husband liked what we are doing so much that they donated $5000 to our organization! An anonymous donor matched the donation so we raised $10,000 for COCFS! Thank you Debra and Tom Mauro.
We have had so much help lately from youth organizations such as the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! They have reached out to help and make a difference in our community! We are very grateful!