Farm Donations

Summer Squash from Gentle Giant Farm

Fresh produce represents the highest volume, lowest cost, and most nutritious potential food source for fighting hunger. It is among the items most frequently requested by our member programs and moves quickly out of our distribution center.

Through the Farm to Food Pantry program, Connecticut Food Bank develops 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
  • Misshapen


The Connecticut Food Bank can provide supervised volunteer groups with materials for gleaning of fields and orchards both mid-season and after commercial harvest.

Dedicated Planting 

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.

The Connecticut Food Bank provides a bottom line business solution. We offer:

  • Product pickup using 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

To learn more, contact our Procurement team at (203) 469-5000 or send an email to