Dupont Pioneer Donation
November 27, 2014
Growing the Community Together
Urban Agriculture is growing at Lethbridge Family Services thanks to a brand new partnership with Pioneer, A Dupont Business. Through the Pioneer Community Investment Corporate Giving Grant Program, a cheque for $5,000 will be presented to LFS to help them with their Garden for Growth Project. The money will be used to help build a vibrant outdoor space where clients from the agency can learn about gardening, growing food, and cooking the food they have grown. The garden will also help support local area food banks as part of the produce grown each year will be donated to help support the most vulnerable populations.
“This is an exciting initiative for our agency to be involved in, says Melody Garner, Director Advancement and Community Relations, as we have seen success with our clients from our Immigrant Services department being engaged in community gardens, and now we have the opportunity to expand that even further with our Garden for Growth project due to the generosity of Pioneer. We are thrilled that even more of our clients can learn about growing their own food and flowers and that we will be able to donate to the local food banks as well.”