Summer at The Food Group was filled with non-stop activities related to planting, tending, harvesting and distributing fresh produce. This work depends on partnerships between staff, farmers, grocers, and volunteers.
Produce programs include:
- Farming at Big River Farms and the micro-farm in New Hope
- Local farm, orchard, and garden partnerships
- Farmers market produce rescue and retail rescue
So far this year The Food Group has supplied our foodshelf and meal program partners with twenty truckloads of fresh produce at no cost to them! They, in turn, pass this nutritious food along to their program participants. Since last spring, 300 volunteers have contributed 780 hours of time to support produce programs.
A huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone from growers to distributors to volunteers who helped with our produce programs this summer!