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The Good Food Project

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Everyone in our community should have access to nutritious food. That’s why every year, we grow thousands of lbs of fresh food for community members in need, and we do it with the community – volunteers, partners, local businesses.  

It takes a community to feed a community. The Good Food Project is about more than just food. It’s about building community, connecting people with their food, and making our community an even better place to live.

 

More on Canadian food insecurity here.   

Who receives the food?
 

The harvest goes directly to community members in need across Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin. 

Everdale partners with the community organizations listed below to distribute the harvest. 

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre  

East Wellington Community Services  

Orangeville Food Bank  

Shelldale Farm Park  

United Way - Guelph/Wellington/Dufferin 

Second Harvest/Food Rescue 

 

Community Harvest Days
 

Each year, hundreds of volunteers help Everdale grow and harvest fresh food for community members in need. 

Register here for one of our Community Harvest Days. You’ll be glad you came. Suitable for all ages and abilities.  

Each Harvest Day is about 4 hours long. Enough time to harvest loads of food for community members in need, take some well-deserved breaks, make new friends, and enjoy the day in a beautiful farm setting!  

No gardening or farming experience required. All you need Please bring weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, and be prepared to follow current public health guidelines for COVID.  

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Team Building Days
 

Bring your team to Everdale for an inspiring farm-based team building experience for your business or organization. Your team will be contributing to a healthy future, building strong communities, and a sustainable local food system. 

More information and how to reserve your Team Building Day 

 

Become a Sponsor

Sponsors are the backbone of the Good Food Project. As a sponsor, you’ll be recognized in social media posts, community-based advertising, and at Community Harvest Days.  

Sponsorship types 

  • Harvest Day Sponsor: By sponsoring one of Community Harvest Days, you help to cover the costs associated with hosting volunteers that day. You also help to cover the cost of distributing the harvest. $1,000-$3,000/event  

  • Field Sponsor: Sponsor a field of Good Food Project vegetables by helping to pay the cost of seeds, irrigation, compost, and other agricultural inputs. $2,500-$7,500/field  

Contact gavin@everdale.org to explore your sponsorship opportunities. 

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Make a Tax-Deductible Donation 

Donate here 

Your donation helps cover food-growing costs such as seeds, compost, and hosting volunteers at our Community Harvest Days. 

Everdale is Canada’s oldest charitable community farm. Your donation is tax deductible.  

Buy your food from Everdale 

When you become an Everdale Farm customer, your food dollars go to support our charitable work, including the Good Food Project.  

Find out more about our Harvest Share Membership program 

 
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