Durham Days of Giving – Day 4
Thank you for supporting the Durham Days of Giving!
Welcome to Day 4 and today’s charity is We Grow Food.
We Grow Food is a grassroots organization that promotes the importance of growing our own food and connecting community members to each other through sharing natural, fresh produce in an urban setting.
We believe that everyone has the right to access fresh produce, that everyone’s voice, skill, ability or talent is important in full-circle giving where everyone can give and receive with dignity.
About The Organization
During a crisp, fall day in 2013, We Grow Food was planted in the hearts of a small group of local food enthusiasts and urban farmers. This seed, which started as an awareness of increasing food insecurity in underserved neighbourhoods in Oshawa, has grown into an organization that has built and manages 6 community gardens, has built 35 private gardens all while educating and empowering the community about how to grow food and live sustainably in an urban setting. In 2019 We Grow Food harvested 25,000lbs of food – and gave it all away for free!
We Grow Food;
• Contributes to a resilient local food system by growing fresh produce that is accessible to all. • Creates inclusive communities where everyone’s voice, gift, skill and talent is important.
• Believes in full-circle giving where everyone has the dignity to give and receive.
• Promotes “no waste” & “enoughness” as guiding principles
• Values life-long, hands-on learning partnered with community involvement.
We Grow Food believes that everyone, regardless of age, gender, economic status, abilities, ethnicity and personal beliefs has the right to access healthy, fresh, locally-grown produce!
Get in Touch
50 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 4S1
email@example.com Carol V. – 905-439-2527
firstname.lastname@example.org Michelle P. – 289-356-0191