Farm2Neighbor

Our Farm to Neighbor program builds community resilience and supports farmers.  The program purchases fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers and distributes them to hungry neighbors through local pantries and meal sites.

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Increases neighbor access to fresh fruits and vegetables to improve community health and educational outcomes for children.
  • Increases the market for local food to support farmers and grow the local food economy.
  • Supports Harvest of the Month educational programs in schools and pantries 

In 2018, this pilot program was started through generous donations from local area Rotary Clubs, Cherry Republic, the Orten Foundation and various individual donors.  We distributed roughly 8000 lbs of fresh local food in 2018 to pantries and meal sites.  Foods included parsnips, carrots, radishes, turnips, asparagus, tomatoes, green beans, pears, acorn squash, butternut squash, apples, purple and golden beets, cabbage. 

We are currently expanding this program through a generous grant to build community infrastructure from the Rotary Foundation in Traverse City, in partnership with Goodwill Food Rescue and The Teaching Kitchen at the Long Lake Culinary Campus.

We are seeking funds to buy local food in 2019.  Our fundraising goal in $25,000. 

Donations are fully tax deductible and are received by our fiduciary, the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency.

Donations can be made via our PayPal link above or checks can be made out to Northwest Food Coalition with F2N in the memo field and mailed to 

Farm to Neighbor Program
Northwest Food Coalition c/o NMCAA
2279 S Airport Rd W
Traverse City, MI 49684

Cathy Laman – Treasurer
A generous heart who always
stepped up to help.
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Lakeview Hill Farm to Neighbor Delivery Truck

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