York Region Food Network
|Areas Served||York Region|
|Address & Map|
350 Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON L4G 3V7
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|Major Intersection||Industrial Parkway and Vandorf Sideroad|
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-454-9736|
|Description||Programs: Community gardens, Backyard Gardening Kit Program, Back-to-School Backpack Program, community food drives, Annual Food Bank Survey, community kitchens, public education and food program resources. |
There are three community based gardens located in Markham, Newmarket and Aurora. Small plots of land are available free to residents to grow fruits and vegetables. We ask that community gardeners donate a little of what they grow to their local food bank. Open to all gardeners.
Each February York Region Food Network supports the Daily Bread Annual Food Bank Survey by training volunteers to conduct surveys at food banks in York Region.
Gleaning Program: Farmers invite low income families to pick fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste or be plowed under.
For additional information about accessing food programs and services, see the Food Access Programs and Services Guide: http://yrfn.ca/resources/other-food-resources
|Funding||Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way|
|Subjects||Food action projects ; Food banks|
|Primary Executive||Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director; Phone: 905-841-3101 ext 202; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Catherine Cook, Program Coordinator; Phone: 905-841-3101 ext 203; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|