Let's Get Our Hands Dirty!

Published June 12, 2018 18:18

We are "Stronger Together" and showcasing just that is the recent collaboration involving the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs - Armstrong Achievers, Armstrong After School Program and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs - Armstrong Food Bank.

Achievers Planting The Gardens

Thanks to Chere Lane, OBGC Armstrong Achiever - Program Coordinator and Samantha Reeves, OBGC Armstrong - After School Coordinator, Achiever participants and Club Kids and their recent visit to the Armstrong Food Bank Gardens there is now freshly planted tomatoes, peppers and several other varieties of seeds. 

The Achievers and Club Kids donated their time and got their hands dirty helping the Armstrong Food Bank prepare for this years harvest season. Providing the children and youth with hands on learning about nutritious eating habits and important life skills like gardening and volunteering! 

Brenda Firth, Armstrong Food Bank Coordinator is so thankful for their help and hopes to see all of the Achievers and Club Kids back at the Food Bank to sample the fresh produce once it is ready for harvest.

Strawberries June 2018

Already harvesting and making a difference at the Armstrong Food Bank is this years first batch of strawberries. These strawberries are growing wonderfully in the gardens that were built last year courtesy of the United Steel Workers, the Sheridan family and several other local businesses and groups! The Armstrong Food Bank members are enjoying the strawberry galore.

As the season progresses the Armstrong Food Bank will be picking tomatoes, carrots, beans, peas, cucumbers, radishes, peppers and squash. 

Keep up the good work Armstrong! 

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