What do you do when there is plenty of food and lots of hungry people? You share! 

That’s what Donation Stations are all about. Farmer Foodshare volunteers run tables at farmers markets where farmers can donate local food for folks in need in their own area. Shoppers help, too. They may choose to donate fresh produce bought at the market or donate cash to buy food from the farmers, helping them earn a healthy living. All this fresh food is then shared with local agencies serving neighbors in need. 

Donation Station Locations

Donation Stations are located at 26 farmers markets across the state of North Carolina – and the idea continues to spread.

Each Donation Station is paired with one or more partner agencies working to alleviate local hunger. They pick up the food each day after market, and distribute it to their recipient populations. 

Explore the map below to find the Donation Station closest to you!

Partner Agencies

Fearrington Farmers Market

Fuquay Varina Farmers Market

Greensboro Curb Market

  • Mary's House

  • Food Assistance

Hillsborough Farmers Market

High Point Farmers Market

Holly Springs Farmers Market

  • Holly Springs Food Cupboard

Jackson County Farmers Market

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Poplar Grove Farmers Market

South Durham Farmers Market

Tidal Creek Farmers Market

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

Virginia Grown Farmers Market

  • God's Storehouse

Watauga County Farmers Market

  • Hospitality House

  • Boone United Methodist Gleaning Group

West Asheville Tailgate Farmers Market

  • Society of St. Andrews

Western Wake Farmers Market

Zebulon Farmers Market

  • Zebulon United Methodist Church Food Pantry

Apex Farmers Market

Blowing Rock Farmers Market

  • Casting Bread Ministries

Carrboro Farmers Market

Caswell County Farmers Market

  • Outreach Ministry of Caswell County

Chapel Hill Farmers Market

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

Conover Farmers Market

  • Highways and Hedges

Danville Community Market

  • God's Storehouse

Davidson Farmers Market

Durham Farmers Market

Downtown Cary Farmers Market

Eno River Farmer Market

Foothills Farmers Market

Partner Relationships

Each of Farmer Foodshare's Donation Stations is partnered with a local recipient agency who receives the fresh food that our volunteers collect at farmers markets each week. In 2018 alone, we donated over 51,400 pounds of fresh, local food to our Donation Station partners! 

What our partners are saying:

Our relationship with Farmer Foodshare has really changed how we source food, how we cook with fresh food, and now, how we involve our participants more in preparing and growing food.
— Reality Ministries
We are so thankful for the support of Farmer Foodshare. We get great, homegrown, farm fresh produce to kids who otherwise aren’t eating this type of food at home.
— Grow Our Kids

Donation Station Sponsors

Thank you to the following organizations for investing in our community’s health and well-being. By funding Donation Stations you are supporting local farmers and providing fresh, locally grown food to neighbors facing food insecurity.