The University of Guelph‘s Better Planet Project launched several years ago with the goal of raising 200 million dollars; money that would be used to change lives and improve life locally, provincially, nationally, and around the world.
To date the project has raised over $170 million and has helped support countless projects at the University of Guelph. Supported projects have crossed disciplines and have been as diverse as the students, staff, and faculty who call the university home. From saving the Elm Tree, to developing the Barcode of Life DNA project, to preparing a million meals for impoverished nations, the Better Planet Project has already had an immediate and lasting impact around the globe.
Community, Environment, Food, Health, Teaching & Learning – the pillars of The Better Planet Project – go to show that the work that happens at the University of Guelph is more than academic, it is work that drives real-life solutions to the many challenges we face right now.
It’s with this in mind that the Farm To Fork team is proud to acknowledge the support of The Better Planet Project, and the College of Physical and Engineering Sciences (CPES) at the University of Guelph. Of course, their support wouldn’t be possible without donations from alumni and friends who recognize our combined ability to change lives and improve life.
The funding we’ve received through The Better Planet Project and the CPES will be used over the winter semester to support student development of the next stages of the Farm To Fork project – making it easier for donors to provide the foods that are needed, and ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious food.
Thank you University of Guelph, thank you CPES, thank you Better Planet Project, and thank you to the generous alumni and friends who have donated to and believe in the Farm To Fork project. Together we will eliminate food insecurity – in our community and beyond.
If you’d like to know more about the Better Planet Project click here.
If you’d like to contribute to the Farm To Fork project, you can do so through the Better Planet Project (and all donations are tax deductible). Just let us know and we’ll connect you to the awesome people who know more about this sort of thing than we do.