Check Out The Farm To Food Bank Program
Crops are coming in all over the Midwest, and since Indiana is home to more than 60 thousand farms, food banks are hoping to be able to get fresh, healthy produce to hungry people in the state. The Farm to Food Bank program is looking for growers who have surplus or blemished produce that they can buy at low cost to donate to shelters and pantries. Emily Weikert Bryant with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry says they work with farm organizations to distribute donations, but they’re also looking for small growers who’d like to help. Weikert Bryant says it’s a win-win because farmers get paid for what they’d normally not be able to sell and food banks can pay below wholesale prices for Indiana-grown surplus.
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