Everyone deserves healthy, local and affordable food

Farms to friends is a program that provides healthy, fresh, and free local food to our friends and neighbours who are most impacted by the rising cost of living. 


dollars invested into the community through purchasing from local farmers and food producers


bags of healthy, fresh, local food have been delivered


260 of our friends and neighbors receive healthy, fresh, local food including 60 families with children


rural West Kootenay communities serviced

Farms to Friends

Sponsor a family through our Farms to Friends program. Please note, one week of delivered produce for one family is $55.

Total Amount
Donate to Neighbours United

Credit cards and credit-debit cards are accepted through this form, debit cards are not. Apologies.

To find out more about giving options over $1,000, please contact us.
If you would prefer to donate over the phone, call Sarashmi at 250-921-5497.
To donate through a bank account click here.

“I have been able to create new things out of fresh and healthy foods PLUS my little guy is slowly warming up to veggies because of this. It’s helped him realize where things come from and that veggies can actually taste good. With a bag full of fun new surprises at our door it’s become an adventure to try new things. He’s had such a fun experience with these bags. He’s learning different ways to cook. We are very grateful for this opportunity.”

– Christa Abbott, Farms to Friends participant

How it works

Farms to Friends is possible because of amazing volunteers, donors and local farmers. Bi-Weekly farmers deliver food to our Castlegar office where volunteers help organzie the produce into reusable cloth bags. Volunteer drivers then bring the free, healthy food to the doorsteps of participants in the 8 rural communities around the West Kootenays. 

Brad is one of the many volunteers who believes everyone deserves healthy, local and affordable food. 

“When I was growing up, there were a few times that times were tough for our family. I remember one year that my Dad had to work 2 jobs to keep us fed and pay the bills, I was 10 and my brother was 8. We never saw Dad except once or twice a month which put a strain on our mother. That year was the year that I learned how to really use my brain but it was a rough year for my mom. Farms to Friends takes some of that pressure off a family with kids, ensuring they have access to healthy nutritious food without adding stress on the family as a whole.”

-Brad, Farms to Friends volunteer

 Meet the farmers 

A big thank you to the local producers who have helped make Farms to Friends a success:

Current providers:

 Thank you to our Sponsors 

$440+ month feeds 2 families/month

$220+ month feeds 1 family/month

$110+ month feeds 1 family for 2 wks/month

$55+ month feeds 1 family for 1 wk/mth