WINDSET FARMS® has proudly partnered with CityReach Care Society since 2010, contributing weekly shipments of fresh, greenhouse-grown produce to the Vancouver-based foodbank.
Windset Farms began donating produce to CityReach 13 years ago. What started as modest weekly contributions has evolved into a foundational partnership for CityReach’s Food For Families program. Fresh produce constitutes a significant portion of the hampers, providing families with nutritious, healthy food to support physical and mental well-being. The pandemic heightened food security concerns, prompting fast-paced significant growth in CityReach’s program. Windset Farms was fortunate to be able to increase its donations by a respective amount.
This year marked a significant achievement for CityReach, surpassing a remarkable 10 million in food distribution to our Greater Vancouver communities since 2020! The charity administers multiple programs supporting our communities, with Food For Families being the largest. This initiative rescues surplus food, including donations from businesses like Windset Farms. Recipients are supplied with a weekly 25lb hamper of produce, dairy, bread, and protein to 3,000 people, saving families approximately $400 monthly that can be reallocated to vital living expenses.
Since the onset of the pandemic, Food For Families has emerged as one of the leading fresh food banks in Vancouver!
Cheryl McManus, Associate Director of CityReach, emphasizes “that Windset Farms is not just a donor but a crucial partner in their Food for Families program.”
Windset Farms has provided over $1 million worth of fresh produce to communities, distributed through CityReach, over the years. Aligned with our vision of offering sustainably grown produce for our planet, partnering with CityReach in their efforts to address tangible needs through food security initiatives is an ideal way to reciprocate the support we receive from our communities. Our commitment is to stand alongside CityReach, actively engaging in The Hope Business.
This holiday season, Windset Farms has donated $2,000 to Boxes of Love, a Christmas Hamper program offering fresh food and holiday gifts to spread joy in the community. Randi Church, Marketing Manager at Windset Farms, says, “It is incredible to work with CityReach these past 13 years. Their extraordinary commitment to bringing fresh, healthy, and nutritious food to families in need is very admirable. We are so proud to be able to provide donations every week, 52 weeks of the year, to support their food security programs.”
For more details about the CityReach Care Society and its programs, please visit CityReach Care Society.