Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Garden Program

The Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Gardens Program provides food banks across the province with funding for the creation, growth and development of their community gardens.

Proudly supported since 2018 by:

About the Program

Food banks can use the funding from the Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Garden Program to expand or improve an existing community garden program, create brand new programs for their community, or increase capacity via the purchase of land, seeds, soil or tools.

What Is A Community Garden?

A community garden is a plot of land where people get together to grow food, herbs and plants for collective use. 

What Are the Benefits?

Community Gardens provide a great source of fresh, healthy produce for food bank clients.  They also have many other benefits, including health, education, environmental, cultural and community-building.

How Common Are They?

21% of Ontario’s food banks have a community garden or garden plots.  We hope this program will help to grow this number!

Supporting the Program

If you have any questions about the Feeding Fresh! Sysco Community Garden Program, please contact

Rachel Dixon, Manager, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships  
rachel@feedontario.ca or 416-656-4100 x4937

2018 Recipients

Agapè Centre, Cornwall
Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold, St. Catharines
Gleaners Food Bank Quinte Inc., Belleville
Golden Town Outreach, Meaford
Salvation Army St. Marys
Salvation Army of Napanee
Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank

Centre Wellington Food Bank, Fergus
East Wellington Community Services, Erin
Kawartha Lakes Food Source, Lindsay
Lanark County Food Bank, Carleton Place
Project SHARE, Niagara Falls
North York Harvest Food Bank
Food With Grace Waterdown Food Bank