Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Farm to Foodshelf Grant Helps Farmers Make a Big Difference in the Fight to End Hunger
Through Farm to Foodshelf, we will collect and distribute more than 5 million pounds of fresh food in the first grant year, and in the coming harvest season we have the opportunity to collect and distribute even more food to our hungry neighbors. We want to thank the Minnesota growers who participated in the first year, and joined us in the fight to end hunger.
If you are a Minnesota agricultural producer or processor, you can donate through this program. Produce must be “surplus that would otherwise go unharvested or discarded.” Edible and commonly used produce such as potatoes, sweet corn, cabbage, cantaloupe, onions, carrots, squash and others are welcome. Food must meet safety standards and be fit for human consumption.
Consider donating! For more information about how to participate, reimbursements for harvest and packaging for transfer, how donated excess produce gets from a farm to a food bank or food shelf and more, please call 877.547.0245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm to Foodshelf is funded by the State of Minnesota.