God's Little Acre is partnering with the Surrey Christmas Bureau to give some local families a healthy helping hand.
The South Surrey farm has grown more than 100,000 pounds of fresh vegetables for local food banks and needy individuals in the two years it has been in operation. Now, in addition to that, the farm is moving toward a self-sustaining model while also expanding through membership sales for its new club.
Jas Singh of God's Little Acre said, "The objective of the package (the Club) is to help people who live in poverty. In addition, when people buy a package, they have the option of placing a 'buddy' on the contract at no charge."
There are 300 family memberships available, which entitle the member to discounts of 25 to 50 per cent off the farm's produce and imported fresh fruit at God's Little Acre's planned on-site market.
Since sales started, five members did not add a "buddy" to their contract, and Singh is offering these free full-privilege memberships to be awarded through the Christmas Bureau's clients.
"We are hoping that by selling 300 memberships this year, we will also help 300 families - to start," said Singh. "If this succeeds, the sky is the limit."
The annual $100 memberships (for May through November 2013) are expected to sell out quickly. For more information on the membership program and details on how the farm operates, see godslittleacrefarm.com.