Connecting families to fresh, seasonal food

A Rocha is connecting low-income and vulnerable families in Surrey and the Vancouver area to fresh, seasonal food by

  • providing hands-on training in gardening, food preparation and nutrition
  • creating & maintaining school gardens
  • partnering with community organizations who work with vulnerable families
  • giving fresh, seasonal produce to local families in need
  • building relationships and cross-cultural connections, as well as communities of support
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Connecting Seniors and Youth in Surrey

A Rocha offers vulnerable, isolated seniors from White Rock and Surrey opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating in a therapeutic garden setting. Funded by United Way of the Lower Mainland, the program is intergenerational and encourages gardening and cooking skill development, mentorship and social support between participants of varied backgrounds.

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Schoolyard Farm Program

Turning Schoolyards into Farmyards

A Rocha’s Schoolyard Farm Program is transforming school grounds in urban areas of Surrey, BC. We work with students, teachers, school staff, and neighbours to develop gardens and a gardening program that suits each locale. The gardens are run by the school community with guidance, advice and support provided by A Rocha.

Is your school looking to develop a school garden? Contact us today for more information.

Frank Hurt School
Guildford Park School
Girls in Action

Partners

Surrey School District

Umoja Operation Compassion Society

Oak Avenue Neighborhood Hub

Sources Food Bank

Funders

World Vision

United Way

Vancouver Foundation

Vancity

TD Bank

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