Grow & Give
A row of carrots or donate surplus zucchini
Farm fresh food and donate at our booth
Donate $$ and support our work
We distribute produce to NeighborImpact
Feel good about supporting your community!
HDFFA believes that everyone deserves good food. There are over 28,000 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.
“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
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.
- Buy fresh food at the market and donate at our booth
- Gardeners and Farmers donate extra produce
- Volunteers glean from farmer’s fields
Where Does the Food Go?
All donations are 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.
Gleaning at Local Farms
Join our Glean Team and harvest excess produce from farmers’ fields in the spring, summer and fall. Sign-up to volunteer and get your hands dirty! All gleaners are welcome to take food home.
Donate your veggies and fruit!
Donate your surplus food at our booth! If you have too much food and you need help, please reach out to us.
Identify the vegetables/fruit you have to donate, then give us a 2 week minimum heads up to coordinate the volunteers. Contact email@example.com or call 541-390-3572
Community Food Access Coordinator
Participating Farmer's Markets
May – Oct.
June – Sep.
Market Manager booth
June – Sep.
Other Donation Locations
Donate to your to a local food pantry! Please contact them before you donate.
Partners & Funders
Grow & Give is supported by the following sponsors:
2021 Program Partners
- HDFFA farmer Partners
- The Giving Plate
- Meals on Wheels
- Seed to Table