Grow a Row

Do you love gardening and growing your own vegetables? Why not consider planting an extra row of your produce for Meals on Wheels! We welcome local gardeners to donate a portion of their homegrown vegetables to help our clients get the nutrition they need to stay healthy in their own homes. CSC’s Tender Loving Care Kitchen is able to accept a variety of fresh food donations. In this way, we are giving our neighbours access to locally sourced, nutrient-filled produce while keeping costs down.

What is the best type of produce to donate?

The Meals on Wheels program uses a wide variety of produce in its meals, but there are some items of greater need than others, particularly items that are easier to store and maintain. These items include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cucumber
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Squash
  • Garlic

What if I want to donate items that do not appear on your list?

If you would like to donate items that do not appear on this list, please  have an English speaking person call 519-772-8787 before you drop off your items. Ask for a member of our Meals on Wheels Team to ensure we can put your item to good use. Please note we are unable to accept store bought, canned, bagged or baked goods and homemade items.

Does it matter how much I donate?

We invite you to donate any amount that works for you! No matter how big or small, your donation will be greatly appreciated.

Can wholesalers or farmers donate?

Yes! We are able to accept large quantities of produce and currently work with local farmers and wholesalers who make regular donations. The Tender Loving Care Kitchen uses 100 pounds of potatoes per day to make mashed or roast potatoes to be included in over 300 meals, so we would love to receive your surplus items.

Ready to donate?

Please call our office before dropping off your produce at 519-772-8787 and ask for a member of the Meals on Wheels Team. Once we have arranged for your arrival, you can bring your vegetables to 61 Woolwich St. N., Breslau, Ontario, N0B 1M0. Our office hours are Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

Do you accept in-kind donations to help with garden operations?

Yes! The Harvesting Independence Garden was made possible thanks to a donation from 100 Women Who Care Waterloo Region and numerous other local businesses.  If you are interested in making an in-kind donation to help ensure our clients have access to even more fresh, local ingredients in their meals, please call 519-772-8787.

Thank You to our Garden Supporters

100 Women who Care Waterloo Region
Black Walnut Carpentry and Design
Grobe’s Nursery and Garden Centre
Home Depot
Landscape Plus
Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd.
Union Gas
University of Waterloo Athletic Department