Volunteering to Pick Fresh Food for the Food Bank

Volunteer Picking

A few weeks ago, I read an article about this guy in my local area who runs a farm that supplies fresh produce to local food banks and soup kitchens. I was really moved by this story of this guy working so hard at God’s Little Acre Farm, day in and day out, just to support his community. He recently expanded the farm from 8 to 34 acres, so he needs a lot of help harvesting and ensuring the crops don’t go bad this autumn.

By the way, if you’re in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, you can volunteer on Wednesdays from 4 pm to dark and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm. Once you’ve volunteered once, you can even come at other times that suit your schedule. The farm is located at 16582-40th Ave in Surrey and is an amazing thing to see.

Well, we finally got a chance to go pitch in yesterday and everyone is already excited to go back. We got to help harvest the carrots and the kids had a blast and were excited to be helping the community as well. My son, who will turn 12 on Saturday, even asked if we could go volunteer again on his birthday.

Carrot Field with Volunteers...My Family in the Foreground

Carrot Field with Volunteers…My Family in the Foreground

She was still happy, even when we explained she couldn't keep all the carrots

She was still happy, even when we explained she couldn’t keep all the carrots

Still Working Hard

Still Working Hard

The kids got to gather carrot greens from the field and then...jump in them!

The kids got to gather carrot greens from the field and then…jump in them!

Thank you to Jas for such a wonderful experience…we’ll be back…and for doing so much good for other people. You can keep up with the farm on the God’s Little Acre Farm Facebook Page too.  

About Alice Seba (161 Articles)
With 3 kids and a husband all with varying tastes, it can be a challenge to keep everyone well fed, but it's a challenge I enjoy tackling head on. I love to share great food and I also love helping people at better, waste less food and SAVE a ton of money doing it. Make sure to grab my free guide here.
  • Nikki

    Great story!

  • Marya Miller

    What a wonderful idea — and a great family outing.