Donate produce to our Food Pantry

At the beginning of the growing season, we asked local farmers and gardeners to consider planting an extra row of produce with the express intent of donating the harvest to a Food Pantry like the one here at TrueNorth. We even gave out 600 seed packets to local growers to help start their gardens. Harvest time is upon us and we are reminding everyone to bring their extra produce in to TrueNorth.

Already this season, generous farmers and gardeners have donated 760 lbs of fresh produce including strawberries, beans, corn, lettuce, apples, zucchini, and cucumbers. By season’s end, we hope to have distributed 1,500 lbs of fresh, healthy produce to local residents in need, helping to improve the health and wellbeing of our community, and strengthening our community food system.

Our Hunger Prevention staff are available to receive donations Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, but we ask you to call ahead and schedule larger deliveries of donations, so we can be sure to have enough people on hand to help unload. If you have questions about our Plant a Row for Hunger campaign, or any of our Hunger Prevention efforts, contact Mike Voyt at (231) 924-0641 ext. 119.