People’s Roots Grow Deep

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People’s Roots is the Salt Spring Community Services farm program based on an acre of land in the Burgoyne Valley belonging to the Salt Spring Island Farmland Trust that preserves land for the use of agricultural practices.
With support from Chorus Frog Farm and Bullock Lake Farm, 2015 has proven a bountiful year for the program. It marks the fourth year People’s Roots has been growing organic produce for Community Services programs such as Family Place, the Core Inn, the food bank, In from the Cold emergency shelter and the Yellow Sub — the daily mental health program……

The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express

Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express

The Salt Spring Folk Club and Salt Spring Community Services are collaborating to present The Barney Bentall Cariboo Express on Salt Spring Island at Fulford Hall on Monday, November 23. The event is planned as part of the Folk Club’s annual season of concerts and to raise money for the Food Bank.  It is one […]

Homelessness Action Week

Homelessness Action Week - October 11-17

It’s time to take action to end homelessness on Salt Spring Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. The Housing First program aims to develop long-term housing solutions for everyone on Salt Spring Island, however, an essential aspect of ending homelessness is providing emergency shelter to those in need.  Every night of the winter on Salt […]

Hunger Awareness Week

Hunger Awareness Week

September 21-25, 2015 Hunger Awareness Week is a growing movement to raise awareness about the solvable problem of hunger in Canada. Food banks across the country host events during Hunger Awareness Week to tell the story of the work they do and the stories of the hungry Canadians who use food banks. Hundreds of thousands […]

Food Coupon Program Improves Access

More Salt Springers can add a dash of healthy and local ingredients to their daily menu thanks to a successful food coupon program for seniors and low-income families. As many as 18 seniors and 20 families have participated in the weekly program since Tuesday Farmers’ Market vendors began to offer fresh produce in May, according […]

People’s Roots

Growing Garlic

People’s Roots, a program of Salt Spring Island Community Services, serves the island with food security initiatives, and is integrated with other community services including the Food Bank, Mental health Services and Family Place. People’s Roots grows food on a 1/2 acre plot, organizes food skills workshops, provides employment and helps people access healthy, local and […]

Salt Spring Community Steps Up to Fund Shelter

The Country Grocer led campaign in partnership with the Legion has successfully closed the shortfall in funding the emergency shelter on the island for every night of the winter ‘In From the Cold’ is composed of an overnight shelter and evening meal hosted at the site of their main facility on Ganges Hill at 268 […]

Country Grocer Matches Donations

Country Grocer Matches Donations to 'In from the Cold'

Beginning today on January 21, Country Grocer will match donations to the Salt Spring Community Services ‘In From the Cold’ program. The program offers emergency shelter and food for the homeless on Salt Spring Island.  For more information on the program please see In From the Cold. Please also see more information on How to […]