Fresh Harvest Kit

Fresh Harvest Kits

We believe that everyone deserves good food.  We define good food as affordable, nutritious and culturally appropriate food that is easily accessible and sustainably produced in Central Oregon.  We recognize that not all Central Oregonians have the same access to this food, and are committed to improving equitable access for all through our programs. 

Fresh Harvest Kits are ready-to-make meal kits containing farm fresh vegetables, pantry staple items (such as pasta, tuna, or beans), a seasoning packet from Savory Spice, and a recipe card to create a nutritious and delicious meal on a budget. HDFFA collaborates with local farms and hunger relief agencies to offer these kits at local food pantries and community organizations.

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Each Kit Contains

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Food pantry staple items (pasta, beans, rice, etc.)
  • Seasoning packet from Savory Spice
  • Recipe card

Our Impact Since 2018

  • 3,400+ Fresh Harvest Kits packaged and delivered to families in Bend & Sisters
  • 13,600 meals created from Fresh Harvest Kits
  • Thousands of pounds of fresh produce distributed throughout Bend, Prineville, and Sisters

How it works

HDFFA coordinates with farmers, hunger relief agencies and volunteers to prepare the Fresh Harvest Kits with participating pantries.  Clients are able to make delicious meals with local food.

Key Partners

  • Warm Springs Community Action Team – providing Kits during summer season
  • Savory Spice – great spice packets
  • Seed to Table – our first Sisters partner farm who continues FHK in their community
  • The Giving Plate – our first Bend food pantry

“We believe in giving our guests the best food possible…just because someone is in need, doesn’t mean that they deserve less than someone who isn’t… HDFFA means a lot to us because they help us offer our guests the balanced nutrition they deserve.”
Ranae Staley, Executive Director of The Giving Plate, Bend OR

Click to Download our Manual!

Start Your Own Fresh Harvest Kit Program!

Download and use our How-To Guide and recipes for use in your very own Fresh Harvest Kit program!  Feel free to use, share, and reach out to HDFFA with questions or suggestions – abigail@hdffa.org.

Where to find Kits in Central Oregon

  • The Giving Plate (Bend), year round
  • Kiwanis (Sisters) Jun–Oct
  • Westside Church (Sisters), Jun–Oct
  • First Baptist Church (Prineville), Jun–Sept
  • Warm Springs Community Action Team, Jun–Sept
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Church (Prineville), Jun–Sept

To start the Fresh Harvest Kit program at your food pantry or agency, contact us!

Contact Info

Abigail Gustke
Community Food Access Coordinator
abigail@hdffa.org

Funding provided by:

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