Grow & Give

Grow & Give

HDFFA believes that everyone deserves good food. There are over 39,000 Central Oregonians who face food insecurity on a daily basis; there is a desire for fresh food, but accessibility and affordability are limited. Each year we collect over 15,000 lbs. of fresh produce from local farmers, gardeners and community members.  In 2020 we provided over 11,000 meals, and overall we’ve donated 73,176 lbs. to the regional food bank, NeighborImpact, serving over 40% of the food bank’s clients. Our fresh food drive, Grow & Give, is the only program of its kind in Central Oregon.

  • Grow

    A row of carrots or donate surplus zucchini

  • Purchase

    Farm fresh food and donate at our booth

  • Donate

    Donate $$ and support our work

  • Distribute

    We distribute produce to NeighborImpact

  • Complete

    Feel good about supporting your community!

2020 Bend Farmers Market Team

how it works

During the summer, we collect donated food at our booth at the Downtown Bend and NWX farmer’s markets from market patrons and farmers, and deliver to NeighborImpact food bank.  In the spring – fall, we harvest excess food from farmer’s fields through our Harvest Teams.

Get Involved

  • Donate produce at our farmers market booths in the summer
  • Sign up to volunteer and glean excess produce from farmer’s fields (spring – fall)
  • Donate funds to HDFFA
Harvest Team Volunteers, 2020
Loading up tomatoes at Well Rooted Farms

Where Does the Food Go?

Collected produce is provided to NeighborImpact (the food bank) for delivery to 46+ hunger relief agencies and families in their network.  Currently, our program serves over 40% of the food bank’s clientele.

Some produce also goes into Fresh Harvest Kits, our ready-to-make mealkit program, at participating pantries. Click here to learn more about Fresh Harvest Kits!

Participating Partner Farms:

  • 4 Acre Farm
  • Boundless Farmstead
  • Canyon Moon Farm
  • Casad Family Farms
  • Central Oregon Veterans Ranch
  • Dome Grown Produce
  • Golden Eagle Organics
  • Gorilla Greens
  • Rainshadow Organics
  • Rooper Ranch
  • Seed to Table
  • Sungrounded Farm
  • Swan’s Farm & Flower
  • Thomas Orchards
  • Well Rooted Farms
  • Zajac Farms

Local growers have generously supported our food bank and partner agencies with donations of seasonal fruit and vegetables that we don’t often receive through regular donation channels. The fresh leafy greens and ripe berries were especially a welcome treat for the folks accessing hunger-relief services. We are very grateful to be able to offer a wider variety of healthy foods through these donations.”
Carly Sanders, Food Program Director at NeighborImpact

Contact Info

Rachel Levy
Community Food Access Coordinator
rachel@hdffa.org
541-390-3572

Produce donations accepted at:

Downtown Bend

HDFFA booth
May – Oct
Wednesdays, 2pm-6pm

CROP Prineville

Market Info Booth
Jun – Sept
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Northwest Crossing

HDFFA booth
Jun – Sept
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

Redmond

Market Manager booth
Jun – Sept
Tuesdays, 3pm-6pm

Other Donation Locations

Donate to your local food pantry! Please contact them before you donate.

Donated Leafy Greens

Partners & Funders

Grow & Give is supported by the following sponsors:

usda
cohc_hdffa

2021 Program Partners

  • NeighborImpact
  • HDFFA farmer Partners
  • The Giving Plate
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Seed to Table
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