Saugeen First Nation’s Food Bank & Community Garden Programs
Saugeen First Nation’s Food Bank & Community Garden Programs have recently been combined into one program with our main goal being to fill the gap here in Saugeen by providing a much-needed emergency food service to its community members as well as fresh, local produce to help promote food security within the community.
Currently, the Saugeen Food Bank serves approximately 141 households through our food bank program, many clients within the households consist of elders and children. It is our goal to be able to provide emergency food relief to our members when needed as well as grow and provide fresh produce to all community members through our Garden Program.
Saugeen Food Hub Project
There is a need for food security within Saugeen First Nation. This project will not only house the Foodbank and Community Gardens Programs that are currently in place, the larger space can also implement a number of additional services to our membership such as weekly soup kitchens, workshops and community gatherings.
We hope to bring back some of the cultural aspects of food security within the community with a greenhouse and potting shed, and fish and game processing facility.
Additionally, through this project we hope to create a new space within the community where we can teach, learn and gather together thus enhancing our well being and sense of community within Saugeen First Nation.
Ontario Power Generation - Platinum Sponsor
Items most needed for donation include;
Pasta and sauce
Peanut butter & jam
Personal hygiene products
These items can be dropped off at our food bank location 37 mason drive or at the Saugeen Gas Bar.
*Looking for an alternative way to donate? We are always looking for gift cards to various grocery store locations. If you collect points, why not cash them in for a gift card and donate the card*
Questions regarding our programs? Please feel free to contact the food bank at 519-797-2392 or 519-372-5926.
Please contact us with any questions you have!