Sparwood Food Share is a food recovery program addressing the economical, social and environmental issue of food waste.
Food that is no longer able to be sold in stores and restaurants but still fit for human consumption is picked up and brought to the Sparwood Food Bank for distribution; helping individuals who access the food bank have access to healthy and fresh foods.
Anything not used will be given to local farmers to feed their animals.
Sparwood Food Share is always looking for volunteers! If you have a couple of hours to spare and would like to help your community, we always appreciate a helping hand! Please click on the volunteer sign up on the top right of this page and select Sparwood to see the available time slots and to sign up. Volunteering consists of helping the driver load, weigh, unload and sort the donations of the day. We do pick ups 7 days a week. Times are 9-11 am. Must be 19 years old and up.
About Sparwood Food Share
With the growing success of the Fernie Fresh Food Share and seeing all the good food saved from the landfill and instead being used by people who needed it, the need for more of these food recovery programs in other communities became quickly apparent.
Edie Holland, long time volunteer of the Sparwood Food Bank saw this need and contacted Nicole Knauf, founder of Fernie Fresh Food Share to see about starting one in her community of Sparwood, BC.
They applied for grants from the Columbia Basin Trust and The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society for funds to start and get the program running and thanks to their generosity, Sparwood Food Share was born.
Sparwood Food Share looks forward to helping the clients from the Sparwood Food Bank have access to fresh and healthy foods.
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