We have partnered with the Penticton Access Centre to bring vegetables throughout the growing season for families experiencing crisis. 5% from the sale of each Puzzlegrass CSA share goes towards a Veggie Access bag of vegetables which is given to the Access Centre to match with their clients. In 2022, we proudly brought 92 bags of produce (each bag a $40 value of vegetables) over 18 weeks to the Access Centre. This achievement was due to the generosity of our CSA and community members who bought and donated bags.
The Access Centre is a drop-in center whose mandate is to alleviate the effects of poverty through advocacy, awareness and action. The Access Centre connects vulnerable people in our community with the support, services and resources they need to move past barriers in their lives. Some of the services include: legal advocacy (family/tenancy etc.), disability advocacy, free income tax filing, mens counseling and RISE (anger management). They assess and provide direct community outreach services and Information to people in the South Okanagan. The Access Centre's vision is: A hand, A heart, A voice.
If you would like to learn more about Access Centre and their services, please visit http://accesscentre.org
Veggie Access food bags are available to purchase from Puzzlegrass at any time so you can donate a full bag of produce to a family in need. By purchasing a Veggie Access bag you are supporting us as farmers and giving back to the community we all live in.
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