You Can Change a Life

As we just celebrated our two-year anniversary, Farms to Friends has just delivered over 4000 bags of fresh food to families and seniors in need.

Our program has expanded to a total of 85 households! We now deliver to 75 homes each week (with some bi-weekly deliveries) bringing fresh, healthy food to the tables of families and seniors in Balfour, Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland, Warfield Trail, Fruitvale, Montrose, Salmo, and rural communities in between. 

Christa and her son Zakk-Abbott, like 84 other families and seniors, receive a bag of fresh food bought from local producers in the Kootenays every week. 

“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. I really want him to learn where food comes from. He’s had such a fun experience with these bags. He’s learning different ways to cook. We are very grateful for this opportunity.” 

By making a monthly donation to Farms to Friends, you are helping 85 families just like Christa and Zakk-Abbott who have difficulty accessing and affording fresh food every week. 


Meet our volunteers

Brad is just one of the 15 rotating volunteers delivering fresh goods to families in need every week. Brad is passionate about bringing food justice to the Kootenays.

He says “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.”

You have the opportunity to help local families in need. Your monthly donation goes towards making fresh local food accessible to our most vulnerable populations. You can change a life, today.

Farms to Friends

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

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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.
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Meet the farmers

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

Current providers: Kootenay Natural Meats, Silverking Tofu, Kaslo Sourdough, Cartwheel Farms, Mr. Mercy’s Farms, Bent Plow Farms, Linden Farms & Chuckleberry Farms

Past providers: Flourish MicroFarm, Glade Organics, Kootenay Bakery & yaken nuikiy Farms

Farms to Friends Sponsors