As you may know, Sole Food farms was nominated for Concord Pacific’s Kindness Pays Forward campaign which concluded on January 3, 2019. The campaign rewarded individuals for doing good work in the community by paying it forward. Judy Robertson nominated us placing us alongside seven other prominent Vancouver based charitable organizations.

Thanks to the more than 3092 people who took the time to vote on our nomination, by email, in person, or through social media, Sole Food Farms won the popular vote and will receive a $30,000 donation from Concord Pacific.

Thanks to this campaign and your support and engagement, not only will we benefit from this generous donation, but we have reached more than 100,000 people with our story through social media!

This $30,000 prize is a much-needed boost and will support the agricultural training, employment, and support for numerous individuals with limited resources.

Community builder Concord Pacific along with Global BC community reporter Michael Newman set out to find kind people in the Concord Pacific Place community to reward their act of kindness with a $1000 donation to their charity.

One of these charities will now benefit from an extra $30,000 donation. The story/video with the most “votes” will receive an additional $30,000 from Concord Pacific!

But it doesn’t end there… Concord also wanted to make sure that not only the most popular story but the best story will receive an award for their charity so Concord and Global BC are assembling a jury panel of community peers, media and medical professionals to select the best story and give away an additional $30,000!

Watch on Global News Morning on January 4th to find out which charity or charities will benefit from the donation of $60,000.

Voting will run until 11:59 PST on January 3rd 2019.

*Please note that voting is IP sensitive to make sure multiple votes do not happen from one device. It also means if you work in an office or household that shares an IP address only one vote will register. Vote on your mobile device to support your charity!

Sole Food transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables, available at farmer’s markets, local restaurants, and retail outlets. Sole Food’s mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers.

coverlarge-3Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia―one of the worst urban slums in North America―who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves.

“Street Farm is a story of how to bring cities back to life, literally and emotionally.” – PAUL HAWKEN, author Blessed Unrest

“A deeply moving story of reclaiming land and building real community in the most unlikely places.” – DAN BARBER, author of The Third Plate

Street Farm is a great antidote to pessimism, illustrating how even seemingly broken people can contribute to themselves, to society, and to our shared ecology.” – GABOR MATE, author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts


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Thanks to the generous support of The SpencerCreo Foundation all proceeds of the book support Sole Food Farms and for every book sold SpencerCreo will donate $25.00 to our supporting charity, Cultivate Canada

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