Based in Wetaskiwin, Rock Soup Food Bank feeds approximately 7,200 people per month. Since its inception in December 2020, this grassroots, non-profit organization has benefited 5000 people and provided over 100 tons of food. Rock Soup services are provided independently from the government, making them accessible to anyone in need, without any information or income-related prerequisites. This organization believes in offering dignified support to all individuals, ensuring that assistance is available without discrimination or barriers.
Rock Soup’s mission is to create a safe and welcoming space where people can connect with food, health, and each other in a non-intrusive, dignified, and inclusive manner. Their key values are:
A retrofitting of the Rock Soup greenhouse to increase efficiency and output and to be utilized year-round. Indoor
crop growth mitigates crop risks providing a source of nutrient-rich, high-quality food for clients and partner organizations. NuLeaf provides 2880 growing slots, LED and automated fertigation system, nursery and seedling system, installation and commissioning, training, ongoing support, and one year of consumables.
NuLeaf’s efforts with Rock Soup bring immediate benefits, producing 720 plants per week and saving an estimated $70,000 annually. Additionally, this greenhouse will conserve 216,000 litres of water, 34,560 square feet of farmland, 30,000 food miles, and reduce 19,440 lbs of food waste, demonstrating a commitment to both the community and sustainability while providing a consistent supply of fresh, nutritious produce.
Growing food for the community not only fulfills nutritional needs but also imparts valuable skills and a sense of purpose. The modern greenhouse retrofit will save Rock Soup tens of thousands of dollars in food costs and enable extra production to be donated to others in need, ensuring a dependable and sustainable source of nutritious meals for the community while contributing to broader community engagement and food security awareness.
We invite you to join us in this noble cause by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign. Your generous donation, no matter the size, will directly translate into increased access to nutritious food for individuals and families in need. Just imagine the profound impact your contribution will have on the lives of those who struggle to make ends meet.
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By investing in this project, you become a catalyst for change, an advocate for resilience, and a champion of community well-being. Together, we can sow the seeds of a healthier and more sustainable future