Fresh Food Partnership
Supporting Fresh Local Food from Farm to Pantry
Our two-fold mission
How Do We Do It?
We purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and deliver this produce with the help from our dedicated volunteers. The produce is distributed to over 30 pantries, shelters and meals programs in a five-county area. Learn more about volunteering.
Why Do We Do It?
Fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive and prices are continuing to rise -- the USDA predicts at least a 5% rise is prices this year alone. In addition, produce remains more expensive per pound than most canned and packaged foods. Unfortunately, the less-expensive foods contain large amounts of sugar, carbohydrates, fats and salts -- not a very healthful combination. Without the help of the Fresh Food Partnership, the area's food pantries, shelters and community meals programs do not receive a regular supply of fresh food. Learn more about hunger in our region.
You Can Help!
We raise funds through individual contributions, gifts, grants, and fundraising events to purchase locally grown fresh produce for people in need. Please join us by making a contribution, participating in a fundraising event, or working as a volunteer.
This page last updated on 5/2/2013.