Funders & Donors

From the very beginning, We Grow Food has been a passion project: creating inclusive communities where people can come together to grow food and share joy as we provide stable, local and healthy urban food systems.    This has been in response to the rise of food deserts in urban settings, global trade interruptions due to politics, and now COVID-19.  This all makes it more expensive to access fresh produce and the cost of living is increasing faster than fixed incomes.

We Grow Food is responding to this need in our community with the help of our, almost 100, registered volunteers.  We rely on the kindness and compassion of our many sponsors and partners.   Without the generous donations of materials, funds and time spent in the gardens we would not be able to do what we do.   Please see below for a list of our many generous supporters who have helped us come this far.

We Grow Food is dedicated to teaching families, communities and individuals how to grow their own food at minimal cost as everyone has the right to access fresh food so they can be their healthiest selves.   We believe in creating communities of abundance from scarcity; working together to build sustainable food chains as we all learn to give and receive and share in the harvest feast.

As we continue to grow and create educational outreach programs in the community we need your support.

Please connect with us to donate much needed funds so that we can continue to work in creating self-reliant communities where produce is abundant.  Ways to support We Grow Food include;

  • Donations of materials like gardening supplies, soil, seeds, tools
  • Cash donations that allow us to purchase items like specialized tools that are not available at retail stores
  • Sponsoring the building of a raised garden bed
  • Sponsoring an educational program that engages youth in learning about sustainable food systems
  • Sponsor the purchase of seeds for our home garden kits

Sustained sponsorship will allow us to plan our activities as we grow, allow us to develop further outreach programs with schools and community groups – all in the service of connecting people to fresh, locally grown produce.  

To donate, contact us.

Donors and Partners

City of Oshawa

Durham District Catholic School Board

Durham District School Board

Eco-Schools Canada

Durham Tourism

Durham Farm Fresh

The Living Room Community Art Studio

Companies Who Care, Durham Region

Durham Region Non-Profit Housing Corporation

Ontario Tech University

TD Friends of the Environments

Durham Region Greenbelt

Lakeridge Health Corporation

Kamstra Landscaping

Peacock Lumber

Feed The Need Durham

Kingsway Garden Center

Durham College



Oshawa Public Library

BC Construction


Town of Whitby



Rotary Club of Ajax

Sunrise Rotary of Whitby

Taking It Global

Oshawa Sand and Gravel

Canadian Mental Health Association

Whitby Rotary Club

Thank you to all our generous supporters and partners for their contributions towards our goal of providing fresh and healthy produce to our local communities!

We Grow Food is a dedicated group that, learn, teach, and provide opportunities for everyone…”

We Grow Food is a dedicated group that learn, teach, and provide opportunities for everyone that wish to be part of a Community Garden. They are located throughout Oshawa. All food is share and cared for by each group. They are always sharing and caring for others that ask for what is available at anything. Anybody can get involved all it is a little time and work. The food you know how and where it is grown, safe and secure.

Doug Sanders, former councilman of the City of Oshawa

We Grow Food is an essential community program…”

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Durham is thrilled to announce our new partnership with We Grow Food. We Grow Food will be regularly donating fresh produce and herbs to CMHA Durham’s food pantry. We are excited to be able to offer this fresh produce and herbs to our existing clients here at CMHA Durham. We Grow Food is an essential community program, that has grown substantially over the years and prides itself on their many dedicated volunteer gardeners that donate their time to see the success of this program. Thank you for choosing CMHA Durham to partner with We Grow Food!!!

Michelle Mukhall, CMHA intake worker

$5,000 Donation from Companies Who Care
$1,000 Donation from Rotary Club of Whitby-Sunrise

To donate or to become a sponsor, contact us.

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