Neighborhood Food Hubs
Neighborhood Food Hubs make donating garden produce easy! A volunteer Hub Holder hosts a cooler on their front porch one day a week, which serves as the drop-off location for produce. The donations are distributed to food pantries, and when possible stay within the community where they are donated. Area gardeners have donated more than 15,000 pounds of produce since the program began in 2013.
- 2013: 700 pounds, 4 hubs
- 2014: 2,800 pounds, 10 hubs
- 2015: 8,268 pounds, 15 hubs
- 2016: 3,600 pounds, 17 hubs
Read more about FDN’s Neighborhood Food Hubs:
Give Garden Surplus to Those Who Need It Most Through Our 17 Food Hubs, by Linda Myers, August 2016.
“Food Hubs Help Distribute Surplus Produce” by Linda Brandt Myers. Tompkins Weekly, June 8, 2015. Signs of Sustainability series, page 8.