Director, Golden Food Bank Society
As the abundance of local gardeners bring in their harvest we have much to be thankful for at the Food Bank. Fresh vegetables including tomatoes, carrots, onions, potatoes, cucumber and turnip are making their way to the Food Bank. As well, apples from local fruit trees have been arriving in box loads filling food hampers with a boost of nutritional fresh foods.
Every year the Food Bank promotes local growers to grow a little extra for the Food Bank as part of our Plant a Row, Grow a Row campaign. Golden is a gardening community with many of us enjoying the rewards of growing our own food. To share this abundance with others is a true gift for the community.
The Community Garden at the Ruth Wixon House has come to the end of its growing season. Under the careful guidance of Donna Attewell, and helping hands from John Jenkins and Sadie Parr, the Community Garden has once again provided an abundance of produce for the Food Bank. The Ruth Wixon Community Garden would not be possible without the support of the Town of Golden and our partnership with the Golden Historic Society. St. Andrew’s Church and Centre for Peace also shared generously from their garden. They regularly delivered a variety of produce to the Food Bank throughout the summer months.
This Thanksgiving the Food Bank was able to provide turkeys to several families in Golden thanks to a donation from our community. We were also grateful for the abundance of frozen food items delivered this past week from Morraine Lake Lodge. Thank you for your generosity!!
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff at the Golden Food Bank a sincere thank you to our community that support the Food Bank in so many ways. Happy Thanksgiving!