What is the Share Fresh produce program?

With 1 in 10 Minnesota households struggling with hunger, we can't afford to allow any food to go to waste. The Share Fresh produce program across the six Feeding America food banks that support Minnesota works to collect excess produce from farmers. Then they distribute the locally grown, farm fresh food to food shelves and other hunger relief agencies across the state. Through your generosity, you can help us bring more nutritious food to those in our community who are hungry.

How can you help?

Watch for donation opportunities, share information with your associates and vendors or participate by:

Donating surplus produce: If you find yourself with extra vegetables or fruit crops that would otherwise go unharvested or be discarded, we ask that you consider donating them. You may donate your excess produce that is still perfectly safe and edible to our neighbors in need.

Farm to Foodshelf Grant supports Grower's Generosity

Through the “Farm to Foodshelf” grant you can make a difference in the lives of hungry Minnesotans and receive the added benefit of financial support. Farm to Foodshelf is a $1.1 million appropriation funded by the State of Minnesota to help agricultural producers and processors offset the cost to harvest and package their donated fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go unharvested or be discarded, or be sold in a secondary market.

Thank you to the Minnesota growers who are participating in the Farm to Foodshelf grant program!

Call toll free 877.547.0245, email produce@2harvest.org or fill out the short form below to learn more today, and check out our FAQ. Together we can end hunger in Minnesota.