The majority of our vegetables and herbs are donated to food kitchens and shelters serving food to neighbours in need of healthy food. In 2012, we also began making donations of fresh produce to the neighbouring food bank operated by the High Park Baptist Church.
From May 8 to November 13, 2012, we donated the bulk of our produce to the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) and St. Francis Table on Queen Street in Toronto.
In 2012, volunteers of the The Garden Party made over 50 visits to the food kitchens and food bank, donated over 810 lbs. of fresh produce or 367 Kg and delivered over 150 herb bouquets.
On May 8, 2012, the first harvest of the year (4 lbs. of arugula and radish) was delivered to St. Francis Table and PARC. Thanks to the early spring weather, this was the earliest donation in The Garden Party's history.
A modest portion of of the garden’s vegetables and herbs are shared amongst volunteers so that they can enjoy the fruits of their labour and experiment with cooking fresh, organic vegetables and herbs.