Weekly Distribution Sites
Every week, Farmers Against Hunger distributes produce to around 30 hunger relief agencies in four locations: Camden, Trenton, Mt Holly, and Browns Mills. In Camden, FAH delivers directly to 3-4 affordable housing sites and church pantries each week. In each of the other locations, we bring the produce to a single site, where 6-10 local groups have arranged to assemble for pick-up. On the given day, our FAH driver or a volunteer Site Leader oversees the process as representatives from each organization load up their cars and vans with a selection of the week's products. The recipients then distribute that food amongst their clients and community members in need. While some deliver items to seniors or disabled individuals with limited mobility, others stock up their church food pantries, and others prepare delicious meals in soup kitchens.
Thank you to the incredible staff and volunteers at each of the sites and organizations listed below. It is through your dedication and generosity that we can ensure that the fresh and nutritious food from our donors is reaching the individuals in greatest need.
Interested in Receiving Produce?
Farmers Against Hunger collects produce and other food products from a network of about 70 farms and assorted donors. Often, we do not know what type of produce or how much will be available until the last minute. A farmer may expect to have one pallet of squash for us at the beginning of the day, and upon pick-up, we are blessed with an additional six bins of eggplant. It is not uncommon to have 10,000 lbs of squash and cucumbers on one of our trucks in the height of the summer, or a full truckload of potatoes in late fall. Even if we have space in our cooler, we always hope to find a home for the produce as soon as possible, while it is most fresh. At such times, we need to quickly reach out to our agency partners and create a schedule to distribute the food efficiently. If an agency can send staff or volunteers to pick up produce from our cooler in Hightstown, NJ, it is always preferred. We do, however, also operate two to three trucks to deliver to agencies outside of our weekly routes. If your agency would like to be "on-call" as surplus becomes available, please fill out the form below. We look forward to connecting with you and learning more about your organization.
Last updated: Dec 31, 2020