Canberra City Care is hosting a Harvest Swap, Shop & Donate stall on Thursday mornings from 10am-12noon.
We have over 300 families visiting our centre each week to access low cost food, clothing and refurbished IT equipment, and we’re excited to now have a large community garden that’s just getting underway.
We currently provide our customers with small amounts of rescued produce from local supermarkets that is usually at the end of its life.
Our aim over time is to develop a combination of fresh produce that’s locally grown on the premises, as well as encouraging customers and community members to contribute fruit and vegetables from their own home garden, either as a Swap or a Donation.
All produce will be sold at a very minimal price (unless the customer is doing a Swap), to allow us to make the dollar go further for families experiencing financial hardship, but at the same time raise a small amount of money to maintain the Harvest garden.
We have some lovely high school students from the autism unit at Kingsford Smith sShool who will be coming over with their teachers to run the stall each Thursday.
They’re very excited about the opportunity to be involved in this new initiative:)