Gardeners: Got Extra Veggies?

Friendship Donations Network Introduces the Pilot Year of Neighborhood Food Hubs!
Wondering how you can find a home for those pesky vegetables? FDN’s new Neighborhood Food Hubs project will help Ithaca-area home gardeners donate their extra garden bounty, connect neighbors and communities to fresh, healthy, hyper-local food and reduce waste.
Purpose of Neighborhood Food Hubs
  • Help home gardeners donate their extra garden bounty.
  • Connect neighbors and communities to fresh, healthy, hyper-local food.
  • Reduce waste.

How Hubs Work
Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy!  A volunteer Hub Holder hosts a cooler on their front porch one day a week, which will serve as the drop-off location for produce. The Hub Team transfers produce from the Hub to FDN for redistribution to food pantries, other local meal programs, and individuals. The 2013 collection will start on July 15, more details coming soon.
How Hubs Help
  • Improves community access to fresh food.
  • Raises awareness about the impact of home-grown food.
  • Rescues lovingly-grown food from an untimely end at the compost heap.

Ways to Get Involved
  • Got an easily accessible porch?  Become a Hub Host!
  • Not ready to host a Hub?  Assist as a Hub Team volunteer.
  • Drop off your produce at a nearby Hub whenever you have extra.
  • Tell your neighbors about the Hub.

Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy!  A volunteer Hub Holder hosts a cooler on their front porch one day a week, which will serve as the drop-off location for produce. The Hub Team transfers produce from the Hub to FDN for redistribution to food pantries, other local meal programs, and individuals. The 2013 collection will start on July 15, more details coming soon.
In order to launch this pilot project, we need 12 volunteers! Would you like to be involved? Orientations will be held in late June and early July. Please contact FDN for details. Phone: 607-216-9522 Email: info@friendshipdonations.org

More About Friendship Donations Network
Founded in 1988 by Sara Pines, MSW, Ph.D., Friendship Donations Network’s (FDN) mission is to rescue fresh nutritious food from stores and farms that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. This is accomplished by an extensive network of volunteers.  We serve over 2,100 people weekly by providing food to 30 hunger relief programs, including food pantries, Loaves and Fishes, children’s programs, low wage work sites and rural families in need. Learn more at friendshipdonations.org and facebook.com/FriendshipDonations.
Your donations of fresh produce are essential to FDN’s efforts to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in our community.  Thank you!
Meaghan Sheehan Rosen, Program Coordinator
Friendship Donations Network: Rescuing Food, Reducing Hunger
607.216.9522 | info@friendshipdonations.org | www.friendshipdonations.org

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