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  • Grow

    Grow an extra row of carrots or donate your surplus zucchini

  • Or Purchase

    Visit a participating farmers market and purchase fresh produce

  • Donate

    Donate $5 or your fresh food at HDFFA's booth

  • HDFFA Delivers

    We deliver the food to the food bank or pantry

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The Program

Together with YOU, our Central Oregon community, HDFFA is helping make healthy, local produce accessible to those who need it. Our 2017 goal is to get 15,000+ pounds of fresh food from on-farm harvests and farmers market donations to nourish Central Oregon families.

2017 DONATION PROGRESS

Help us Reach Our Goal

We invite the community to join us in increasing access to fresh healthy food! Our goal is to 3,500 pounds of fresh food from farmers markets to NeighborImpact Food Bank.

Farmers market customers can make a donation at HDFFA’s Grow & Give booth at the market, backyard gardeners can bring extra bounty to donate at our market booth, and farmers can donate extra produce at the end of the market. So far we have collected 3,179 pounds of fresh food at Farmers Markets!

“Please come to the farmers markets and donate at the HDFFA Grow & Give booth to help us meet our goal.  This donation program is a triple win: consumers donate $5 to HDFFA and are entered to a $30 gift basket from local farmers; HDFFA supports our local farmers by purchasing their fresh food at retail prices; and food bank patrons receive locally grown fresh food at the pantry.”
-Jane Sabin Davis, Program Manager

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Where Does the Food Go?

After the Market HDFFA, takes all fresh food donations to NeighborImpact (the food bank) for delivery to 44 hunger relief agencies and families in their network. Fresh food donations will help nourish the 1 in 5 Central Oregonians who are food insecure or experiencing hunger.

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Gleaning or Farm Harvests

Consider helping us to harvest excess produce from farmer’s fields spring, summer and fall.  Harvests are coordinated by HDFFA  with our partner farms and produce is donated to NeighborImpact food bank and families in need.  Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer form if you are interested in being part of this gratifying experience.

  • “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”.

    Carly Sanders
    Carly Sanders NeighborImpact
  • 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
    Jules Greene Bend Resident

Participating Farmer's Markets

Downtown Bend

HDFFA booth
June 1-Oct. 12
Wednesdays, 3pm-8pm

Madras

Market Manager booth
June 4 – Sept. 17
Saturdays, 9am-2pm

Northwest Crossing

HDFFA booth
June 18-mid September
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Sisters

Seed to Table booth
June – September
Fridays, 2pm-5pm

Redmond

Market Manager booth
June – September
Tuesdays, 3pm-6pm

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. Learn when and where to donate with this resource!

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