Victory Gardens

Your excess becomes another’s bounty.

During World War II, Victory Gardens were a way for everyday folks to help with the war effort. We are using that same idea to help the hunger relief effort in Whatcom County today. Most people garden for the joy of it and eat the fruits (and veggies) of their labor. Most home gardeners have excess—we want it! All of it. (We even want your zucchini.) Bring a basket or bag of fresh food to us and we’ll see that it’s put to good use.

More than 50% of our clients are children and seniors. They need your excess produce to remain healthy and strong. When you grow more than you can use, we’ll happily take it off your hands.

Victory Garden Guidelines

Become a Victory Gardener!

Small Potatoes Gleaning

Small Potatoes Gleaning Project works with local farms to recover vegetables that would be plowed back into the ground. Volunteers glean more than 200,000 pounds of produce each year and deliver to more than two dozen food banks and meal programs across Whatcom County.

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Small Potatoes Gleaning Opportunities

Check here for scheduled volunteer events with Small Potatoes Gleaning Project!

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Food Bank Fresh

By partnering with local famers in the Winter, we get a bounty of fresh food, at very reasonable prices, in the Spring and Summer. It’s a win-win.

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Food & Fund Drives

We are successful because our community wants us to be! Food and fund drives ensure we have enough to share with all of our neighbors in need.

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Grocery Rescue

Food waste contributes to hunger, and we applaud our local food retailers for their efforts to reduce their waste.

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