The New West Farmers Market is proud to partner with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to launch a Low-Cost Produce Stand. This program provides fresh BC produce to our community each week at the Food Bank.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank provides access to healthy food through community hubs in New Westminster. Our community hub is located at Olivet Baptist Church and takes place each week, empowering clients to nourish themselves by providing access to healthy food, education, and training.
Each week, the New West Farmers Market provides local produce to the community at a discounted cost, making wholesome produce accessible to those in need. We provide a selection of fresh-picked produce grown at a BC farm or community garden at very affordable prices alongside the typical food bank items. So far, the program has been very successful; many are thankful to have access to high-quality fruits and vegetables, and they appreciate their value. The act of choosing and purchasing produce has much more dignity than simply being handed a hamper.
“We’re very grateful for the partnership with the New West Farmers Market to offer and ultra-low cost produce market to our members. Together, we’re able to increase access to healthy, affordable, fresh produce for our members at the New West Food Hub as well as engagement opportunities around food.”
—Zsuzsi Fodor, Community Partnership Manager, Greater Vancouver Food Bank
How can you help?
The New West Farmers Market is collecting produce from farmers and community gardens. Please consider growing an extra row for the Low-Cost Produce Stand! Any funds raised from the program will be allocated to purchasing more produce in future weeks.
It’s important that our community has access to healthy and sustainable food in a dignified manner, and the New West Farmers Market is proud to be able to play a part in providing support in this area.
For more information and to support our program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org