Recently, Food Banks Canada has been offering funding to support garden and growing programs and would like to provide food banks across Canada with the tools to make decisions on expanding or creating a garden/growing program. Growing programs can enhance the accessibility of fresh produce for food banks, and the individuals and families they serve. There are many types of growing programs delivered by food banks within the extensive Food Banks Canada network and food banks across Canada more broadly. SRDC will work with Food Banks Canada to develop a resource and set of tools for food banks to assist them in approaching the development of new growing programs as well as providing information about best practices in terms of expanding currently operated growing programs.
Published: February 2019
Capability: Program Evaluation/ Performance Measurement - Strengthening Capacity
Policy Area: Health - Population Health
Population: Low-income Populations - Communities and Families - Children