In November 2017, with the support of the Chronicle Herald, the Halifax Partnership is launching a challenge to support our work.
The below is taken from their blog, November 21, 2017:
According to the 2017 Halifax Index, findings from the 2017 City Matters Survey, conducted by MQO Research in winter 2017 to collect residents’ views on topics including quality of life, economic prospects, and more, brought to light some worrying statistics about Halifax residents’ food security:
- Almost half of respondents felt the cost of food and groceries in Halifax were not very or not at all affordable.
- 27% of respondents said they were not able to afford the food to feed themselves or their family in the way they would like.
- 20% of respondents said they sometimes have to choose between food and other life necessities.
Common Roots Urban Farm is a community farm located on the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street in Halifax. Their mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and landscapes through hands-on education about growing and eating healthy food.
Every year, Common Roots grows and donates $8,000 worth of fresh produce to people who can’t afford to buy it. This program is called Food Bank Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).
This year, their goal is to raise $10,000.
HP FarmThe Halifax Partnership has sponsored a row of fresh veggies for the Food Bank CSA, and we challenge you to do join the cause.
Donations to the Common Roots Urban Farm help provide fresh, local produce to food insecure. Donations of $500 receive name recognition at the farm.