There is nothing like the look on a mother's face when she enters her local food pantry to get nourishment for her children and she sees fresh-from-the-farm fruits and vegetables. Extremely grateful for the pantry's support, she's used to primarily getting non-perishable processed food. The fresh produce fills her heart with joy and gratitude that she will be able to prepare flavorful dishes that are full of nutrition for her family this week.
Through the Foodshed Alliance’s LocalShare program, local New Jersey farms and volunteer “gleaners” make it possible for food pantry clients to have fresh fruits and vegetables this holiday season. So far this year, we’ve harvested and delivered more than 71,000 lbs. of fresh food to feed those in need. This food would otherwise have gone to waste.
This Thanksgiving season, as we all prepare to gather around our tables of abundance with family and friends to show gratitude for all that we have, please donate to our “Harvest for Hunger” campaign. Your support will allow us to continue to gas up the delivery trucks and pay for all the associated costs to operate the program, as well as other programs supporting sustainable agriculture in New Jersey.
Didn’t have a chance to volunteer for LocalShare this year? Or maybe you did get out in the fields and would like to do more. Why not make a donation to the “Harvest for Hunger” campaign to help those in need this Thanksgiving? You’ll help get fresh, nutritious, delicious, local produce on tables that don’t often see this type of bounty.
Want to do more? Consider creating your own “Harvest for Hunger” fundraiser through this page and invite your family, friends and associates to join you in making a real difference in what goes on the table in homes of those in need this Thanksgiving season. It’s easy with the tools on this page and you’ll likely see your own donation multiplied several times over. Just click on the “Join the Team” button.
Please support the Foodshed Alliance's "Harvest for Hunger" Thanksgiving campaign and help bring farm-fresh healthy food to our neighbors in need. Thank you!