Fresh Food Rescue addresses both hunger and potential food waste by redirecting unsold produce from farmers markets to partners who serve food insecure community members.
As a pilot project in 2016, Fresh Food Rescue distributed more than 2,600 pounds of farm fresh produce from vendors at the Lane County Farmers Market to clients of Casa de Luz, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, Cornerstone Community Housing, and St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Preschool. Continued in 2017 and 2018, even more healthy produce is being diverted from compost piles to kitchen tables.
We are seeking funds to expand Fresh Food Rescue into a mobile low-cost farmers market to quickly and efficiently deliver affordable farm fresh produce to neighbors in need. Please contact Karen Dunne for more information or to help support expansion of this exciting project.