Adults and children who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity have limited access to fresh and nutritious produce. This in turn can lead to higher chances of chronic disease and obesity in our community. Our food shelf relies on donations from local retailers and individual growers donating their excess produce to those in need.
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Step 3: DONATE
Produce can be dropped off the day before or day of distribution. If you cannot make the drop off, please call 218-681-4708 and we will have a volunteer come pick them up from you.
The best produce to donate is the fruit and vegetables we are familiar with. Items that are unusual or strange are harder for our clients to use. Please consider this when you are growing a row for the food shelf or donating produce.
When accepting garden donations there are a few safety and quality guidelines we are required to follows.
- We do not accept produce grown with manure or other organic matter not composted to USDA Organic standards
- We do not accept produce sprayed with pesticides within two weeks of harvest
- After harvest move produce quickly into the shade and keep cool
- Please wash or brush away any visible dirt
- Please visually inspect produce for dirt and bugs before donating
- For delicate produce like tomatoes and berries, try to avoid deep containers as the weight from the top damages the produce below