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The Garden Patch

The Garden Patch is a community-driven urban agriculture initiative. Our mission is to grow nutritious produce for distribution in emergency food baskets at the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre’s (SFBLC). Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we harvested 17,825 lbs of fresh produce in 2017.

Open May 1st to Sept 29th
Hours: Tuesday: 10 am – 3 pm, Wednesday: 3 pm – 8 pm, Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm, Saturday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Location: 900 Block of 3rd Ave North, between Duke and Duchess Streets

In order to have another successful year, we need volunteers! To become a volunteer at the Garden Patch:

1. Drop-in when you are free! Each week we have scheduled volunteer drop-in hours. You do not have to register in advance, simply stop by! If you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer you will be provided with a 20-minute orientation that includes information about safety, expectations, and opportunities.

2. Plan a morning or afternoon of volunteering for your group, organization or business! To book your volunteer date, email:garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

There are no costs associated with any of these volunteer opportunities and you don’t need to have any gardening experience to help out!! In addition to all of the necessary tools we provide support and instruction!

Individuals who volunteer for more than 30 hours are eligible to receive a volunteer reference from a staff member. Therefore, volunteering at the Garden Patch is an excellent opportunity to build a resume and gain valuable work experience.

In addition, check out our FREE workshop series! Visit the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre’s events page for a complete list of workshops.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or getting or your community organization involved, please contact garden.patch@saskatoonfoodbank.org

Saskatoon Food Bank website

City Wide Food Drive

Spring is here, which means the annual City Wide Food Drive in support of the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is just around the corner.

i. Watch your mailbox for a City Wide Food Drive donation bag at the end of April
ii. Fill your bag with nutritious donations
iii. Place on your door step before 10 am on Saturday, May 6th!
iv. Volunteers will come to your doorstep collecting donations between 10 am and 2 pm
v. If your bag is mistakenly missed, please bring it to your nearest grocery store collection bin
vi. For more information visit: www.saskatoonfoodbank.org

Facebook event page

The Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre is currently seeing over 21,000 people every month, 44% of whom are children. Our annual City Wide Food Drive is essential in helping us fill our shelves as we head into summer, a time when child hunger increases when access to school meal programs ends. We greatly appreciate your effort to help us spread this information around our city.

“Trick or EAT”

The University of Saskatchewan is holding a charity event this Halloween to collect food for the Food Bank. We, at the U of S Language Centre’s ESL (English as a Second Language) Program, are providing our students the experience of a lifetime. Coming from many countries worldwide, our adult students are excited about experiencing a Canadian Halloween Night. We will be coming door-to-door between 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Friday, October 31, 2014 to do some “Trick or Eating”. During this time, we will be collecting non-perishable food or monetary donations for the Food Bank. We are looking forward to reaching out to our surrounding community and would very much appreciate your support. Thank-you in advance!

P.S. Our students would also accept candy donations for their own personal sweet tooth, if you were so inclined!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lara at 306-966-2477.