Attention all gardeners! Would you like to support the Compass this season by growing an extra row of vegetables or donating extra produce? The Compass grows food in several plots in the Hillside Community Garden that supplement our food bank operation. We are looking to you to help increase the amount of nutritious, fresh produce that we can distribute to our clients.
Whether your vegetable garden is large or small, consider adding an additional row, bed, pot or plant. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, earmark them for donation to the Compass. The more Compass Growers we have the more fresh produce we can distribute.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
For the second year The Compass has a plot at Hillside Community Garden. Last year many of our volunteers and clients had the joy of tending the garden and watching it grow. The produce, including fresh herbs, tomatoes, and green beans, was a delightful addition to our market food bank.
Here are some photos from the launch today. Thank you @EcoSourceGreen for your support of the garden and the work you put into it making it the success it is.
If you have any extra garden produce this summer please think of The Compass! A bounty of produce is a great problem to have!
Don McDiarmid, a Compass board member and supporter, died on May 10, 2017. Don worked tirelessly developing opportunities for the Compass and encouraged us not to become complacent. We are saddened by his death. It is our prayer that God will comfort Don’s wife, Gail, and family.
Funeral arrangement information is posted on the Skinner and Middlebrook Funeral Home website.
The Compass AGM was held last week at West Edge Community Church. We thank them for so graciously opening their doors to us for the evening.
Here is the 2016 Annual Report. There’s a Chair Report by Pat Cullen with an overview of the last year and how “Community” is the first word that comes to mind when he thinks of The Compass. So true! Our mission, vision and goals are included. It’s so important we stay connected to our purpose. There are also graphs to help you understand the scope of what The Compass does and who we help. And finally the Treasurer’s Report and our financial statements.
Together, we provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Here’s our Spring Summer 2017 newsletter for you to enjoy! Highlights include a story on the success of the new Women’s Group, information on a beloved board member “almost” leaving, meet a leader featuring Lionel Albert, a feature on our new board chair David McKeown, and information on our new food labelling initiative.