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Fresh Food Drive

Grow & Give increases the availability of fresh, local food for  families, food pantries and the food bank in Central Oregon.

1st 2017 Gleaning Event – Volunteers Needed!

When: Sun. 4/2, 1:30-3:30pm
Where: At Juniper Jungle’s spud shed – just outside Bend on the east side of town close to the airport (directions to the shed will be provided upon sign up)

For more info, email jane@hdffa.org or Click here to get signed up! Save the Spuds!

HDFFA needs your help for spring gleaning event on Sunday, April 2nd, 1:30 – 3:30 PM at Juniper Jungle’s spud shed. This is not your average gleaning! We will be transferring potatoes from the farm potato shed into bins that will be delivered to NeighborImpact and distributed to all of the Central Oregon pantries and kitchens. You can bring along your kids if you are able to supervise them and dress according to the weather (the interior of the shed is cooler than the outside). Bring your own containers to take home some potatoes for your family.

Fresh Food Drive Donation
Locations

Downtown Bend
Farmers Market
(HDFFA booth)
Wednesdays,
3pm-8pm
June 1-Oct. 12

Northwest Crossing
Farmers Market
(HDFFA booth),
Saturdays,
10am-2pm

June 18-mid Sept.

Sisters
Farmers Market
(Seed to Table)
Fridays,
2pm-5pm
June-Sept.

Redmond
Farmers Market
(Market Manager)
Tuesdays,
3pm-6pm
June-Sept.

Madras
Saturday Market

(Market Manager)
Saturdays,
9am-2pm 
June 4-Sept.17

This isn’t your old fashioned can food drive! This is over 9,000 pounds of fresh, local food provided to those in need to create a healthier community.

Ways to Donate:

  • Purchase extra pounds
  • Gardeners can deliver excess produce
  • Farmers provide end of day excess products

After the Market – HDFFA transports the food to a refrigerated warehouse where we either deliver direct to a food pantry or NeighborImpact (the food bank) pick-ups and deliver the food to families in their network.

“Every other week throughout the summer we were able to donate fresh lettuce, tomatoes, kale, potatoes and more to help folks have fresh food on their families’ plates”. -NeighborImpact

2016 Grow and Give

We did it! We have reached our goal of 8,000 pounds..and then some! Together with our partners, we collected and donated 9,236 pounds of fresh, local food to NeighborImpact and area food banks.

Check out HDFFA in the news! Click here.
A huge thank you to the following partners and generous funders making this program possible:

  • Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
  • Schwemm Family Foundatoin
  • Juniper Jungle Farm
  • NeighborImpact
  • Seed to Table
  • Farmer’s Markets: Sisters, Redmond, Madras, Bend and NW Crossing

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Other Donation Locations

If you miss the donation times at the farmers market, there is still a way to donate your excess fruits and vegetables. Many local pantries and kitchens gladly accept fresh food donations directly from community members. You can use our Fresh Food Donation Map below  to learn when and where to donate!

“I have donated freshly harvested carrots, zucchinis and tomatoes from my garden. Sharing your gardens bounty is one of the easiest and helpful donations you can do for our community.” –Jules Greene

This map helps you to select the non-profit hunger relief agency closest to your location. To use the map, follow these easy steps:

  1. Click here to open the map in a separate page
  2. Once the map is open, type in your address and a green marker will indicate your location
  3. The red markers surrounding you are the locations of the local non-profits, which currently accept food donations
  4. Click on the red markers close to you to find out what type of food donations they currently accept, have access to their contact information including their phone number and website, and discover the days and times they accept donations