Farm to Food Pantry is a major Connecticut Food Bank initiative to increase the distribution of fresh, healthy food items to people in need. Fresh produce is extremely nutritious but not always easily accessible by people struggling with hunger. It is one of the most frequently requested items by our member programs and moves quickly out of our facilities.
Fresh produce represents the highest volume, lowest cost, and most nutritious potential food source for fighting hunger.
We develop reliable local food channels to help feed Connecticut’s hungry while supporting local Connecticut food growers and producers.
How You Can Help
We accept nutritious products that are:
• Excess • Nearly overripe • Number 2 • Unsalable
• Distressed • Processed • Blemished • Short coded
Connecticut Food Bank can provide supervised volunteer groups with materials for gleaning of fields and orchards both midseason and after commercial harvest.
Plant an extra row or two in your crop fields or vegetable gardens dedicated to feeding your neighbors!
We can partner you with local agencies who will pick up smaller donations such as excess CSA shares at your farm.
Connecticut Food Bank provides a bottom line business solution. We offer:
- Product pickup with refrigerated equipment
- Receipts for potential tax deductions
- Reduction of costs associated with storage, transport and disposal of edible produce
- Waste minimization and assistance with sustainability