We source fresh, local produce from farms across our 11-county region through the following programs:
Direct Farm Pick-ups- We pick up and accept deliveries of anything from a few boxes to a full truckload of produce directly from local farms.
Cost Recovery Donations-We can cover the expenses of harvesting & packaging first and second quality produce that can be distributed through our member agencies & pantries and our Produce to People program. We can use PA Agricultural Surplus System (PASS) funds for cost recovery to farmers, packers, and processors located anywhere Pennsylvania.
Gleaning- Well-trained, eager volunteers join Food Bank staff in harvesting fresh produce from farmers' fields. Gleans last 3 hours and happen June-December, weather-permitting.
Farmers Market Connection Program- We facilitate connections between farmers markets and our member agencies for weekly pick-ups of excess produce to be distributed through the agency or pantry. Some markets run a Harvest for the Hungry program by which patrons can purchase extra produce from farmers to donate to the participating agency.
We publish our updated annual Local Food Guide and take all types of content submissions like pictures, articles, reviews, and more. Use the form below to submit content for next year's guide! We are not accepting any more content for our 2020 guide.
This directory of farms, farmers' markets, CSAs, etc. will also contain local food tips, hacks & know-how from farms, food businesses, and food resource organizations.
We help consumers connect to tools and resources to know how and where to access local, real, healthy food year-round.