Weekly Distribution Sites
Every week, Farmers Against Hunger distributes produce to 40 hunger relief agencies at four locations: Trenton, Camden, Mt Holly, and Browns Mills. At each of the four sites, ten local groups are pre-registered to pick up an assortment of fresh produce and breads. On the given day, a volunteer Site Leader oversees the process as representatives from each organization load up their cars and vans with the week's products. The 40 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 our incredible site leaders and the staff and volunteers of each of the forty organizations listed below. Through your dedication and generosity, we can ensure that the fresh and nutritious food from our donors is reaching the individuals in greatest need.
"The donation of fresh vegetables and fruit from Farmers Against Hunger is a very positive and welcomed addition to the food we distribute each month to those in need at our food pantry. Our clients are extremely appreciative."
In addition, we provide fresh produce more sporadically to another 50+ organizations statewide. We serve these partners on a rotating basis, based on seasonal availability, or whenever extra produce is available. We thank them for answering the call and managing the logistics of pick-up/delivery, in order to ensure that their communities have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
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 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 truck routes. If you 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.