Food Security in Delta
Through fund raising events Deltassist with the help of Earthwise Gardens and dozens of community volunteers built our “Paradise in the Parking Lot” This project will provide fresh picked vegetables to those in need a wonderful environment for volunteers as well as a meeting place for specialized therapy. Throughout the growing season fresh vegetables are available at Deltassist. Call or stop by our North Delta office to make an appointment to pick fresh produce from our garden.
Deltassist Bread Gleaning Program:
Deltassist administers a weekly bread gleaning program with bread that is generously donated by Monte Cristo Bakery. Every week volunteers pick up the bread from the bakery, package it at our office and then it is distributed to various community partners. The bread is free and available to all.
“For family and community to thrive the residents must survive.”
Deltassist is an active participant in The Delta Food Coalition‘s efforts to develop a focused action plan in community outreach, education, communication and municipal engagement to increase food security in Delta.
Learn more about the Delta Food Coalition: Delta Food Coalition – Earthwise Society
Since 2009 we have added strategy and accomplishments to grow from our starting hope.
Our Community Fund provides Delta residents with emergency food, when it is not available elsewhere.
Deltassist also coordinates the collection of food and distribution of Christmas hampers for low-income Delta residents during the Christmas season.
Working to build capacity through collaborative and cooperative activities requires:
- Community Need Awareness
- Community Partnerships
- Raising Awareness
- Encouraging Involvement
- Municipal Engagement
- Stakeholders Engagement
- Mapping Local Food Sources
- Community Delivery Mechanisms
Build capacity through collaborative and cooperative activities is built daily at the “grass roots”.
Work done by the Earthwise Garden Society (Annual Grow Local Fair) and Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust (A Day at the Farm) are examples of how building events contributes to our sustainability.