Grow & Give increases the availability of fresh, local food for families, food pantries and the food bank in Central Oregon.
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.
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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
- Seed to Table
- Farmer’s Markets: Sisters, Redmond, Madras, Bend and NW Crossing
Fresh Food Drive Donation
“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
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.
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:
- Click here to open the map in a separate page
- Once the map is open, type in your address and a green marker will indicate your location
- The red markers surrounding you are the locations of the local non-profits, which currently accept food donations
- 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