Your donation of fresh produce helps feed nutritious local food to families in our community. See below for some answers to Frequently Asked Questions and information on how to donate your produce to share with the community
Frequently Asked Questions:
What can I donate? If you can grow fruit, vegetables, and herbs and you have extra to donate, we will share it with the food pantries. We recognize that certain items can be grown more successfully in the mountains. We are working to increase the acceptability (nutritional value and how to prepare and appreciate the taste) of local seasonal foods that can be easily grown in a mountain climate (kale, chard, zucchini, spinach, mustard greens, etc.)
How often can I donate? You can donate as often as once a week
Who do I contact for donation? Please contact the FSFE - Food Coalition to coordinate your donation, email@example.com
Where do I take my donation? This year, we have two locations to make it easier for you to donate your extra produce. Downtown: Community United Methodist Church 434 Lewis St - place in the cooler in the church lobby Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10 am - 12 pm Uptown: Food Distribution Center 543 Navajo Trail Dr, Unit A7 Thursday 2-4 pm How should I prepare the produce for donation? Preparation depends upon the type of produce/fruit: Greens (lettuce, chard, spinach, kale, mustard greens) should NOT be washed to preserve the longevity and should be harvested carefully to avoid including soil and insects. Root Vegetables should be washed carefully to remove soil and any decayed matter. Other fruits and vegetables can be wiped clean with a clean cloth if necessary. We expect the recipient to clean their produce/fruit before consumption as they usually do.
Please pre-bag your greens (lettuce, chard, spinach, kale, mustard greens), squash, root vegetables, apples, rhubarb in 1-gallon bags; tomatoes, peppers, radishes, herbs, stone fruit, and berries in quart size bags. Any large items (melon, cabbage, winter squash) do not need to be bagged.
Please practice good hygiene when picking and packing your produce.