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The FeedMe Project

Instead of an info@ email address we went with feedme@ and it’s easy to understand why. For those that may be unclear it’s because T’s Chips …and more is about feeding people. Yes, we do it as a business choice, but not everyone can afford even the basics. Paying your hydro bill, unexpected vehicle or home repair should not be the deciding factor whether you by groceries that week or month.

Which is why we are starting the FeedMe Project.

We’re going to start with the container gardens and grow from there.

We’ve both been through tough/rough times in our lives. Decisions have to be made. Pay the rent, hydro bill, unexpected car or home repair, dental emergency, unexpected health issue, etc. Food & food choices sometimes get pushed to the bottom of the list. We have had to make the same choices in our past. Nutrition is not the first thing that comes to mind when making food choices. Nutrition can also expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Having access to fresh veg & fruit is essential.

As a small community, we have the ability to empower our neighbours to get the basic food requirements they need. The Smiths Falls Community Food Bank (SFCFB) is a helping hand in the moment you need them. It takes a strong person to ask for assistance when they feel vulnerable. We are fortunate to have an invaluable service such as the SFCFB to provide the assistance when needed. A tight community is a strong community.

For these reasons, we have decided to support this important resource and encourage other businesses and community members to do the same. Many people remember the fire in 2016 and the massive support that was given to those that needed it, at their most vulnerable time. Smiths Falls is stronger when we work together.

During these times, it’s more important than ever to have a resource like the SFCFB. In the words of Chris Saumuer, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” This is from an interview that Chris did with the Hometown News in December 2016.

We can all help tackle the elephant and prosper in the process. We are challenging all area gardeners to “Grow A Row“. It doesn’t have to be competition-worthy numbers, but what you can manage. If you’re the competitive type, The Lanark County Great Veggie Grow-Off is running in 2017. For full information about the kick-off on May 1, 2017 in Almont, please click the link above for the Great Veggie Grow-Off.

Also, for each Friday from April 21 until we close for the season, we will donate all tips earned each Friday to the SFCFB. So, when you stop by and see the FeedMe Friday sign by our tip jar, this is why.

However you can help, we ALL are greatly appreciative.

Here is a list of fresh produce that can be easily grown to help the SFCFB:

Kale

Broccoli 

Cauliflower 

Basil

Tarragon 

Tomatoes

Green & yellow beans

Peppers

Cucumbers 

Carrots

Radishes

Onions

Chives

Garlic

If there is anything else that you feel can be added to the list, please let us know and we will happily update it. We thank you for taking the time to read this and if you are able, assist. If you would like to help but aren’t sure how to, we would appreciate an email to garden@tschips.ca. #gratitude

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