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 Sponsors
Thank you to the local businesses below for making an investment in the health and well-being of our community and ensuring that everyone has access to fresh food by sponsoring a local Donation Station.
Your investment is providing fresh, locally grown food to people facing food insecurity in our community.
Find out how you can make a difference in your local community today.
Donor Rewards Program
Give back. Get rewarded. everybody wins!
How does it work?
Pick up a Donor Rewards Card at your local Donation Station. When you make a donation, a volunteer will stamp your card. After six donations to any Farmer Foodshare Donation Station, you can redeem the card at one of our local sponsors listed below!
Donation Station Locations
Donation Stations are located at 35+ 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!
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 2017 alone, we donated over 67,700 pounds of fresh, local food to our Donation Station partners!
What our partners are saying:
agency partners by Farmers market
Atherton Mills Farmers Market
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
- Casting Bread Ministries
- Human Rights Center
- Inter-Faith Council for Social Service Community Kitchen
- Inter-Faith Council for Social Service Food Pantry
- St. Joseph’s Heavenly Ministries
Caswell County Farmers Market
- Outreach Ministry of Caswell County
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
- Campus Kitchen
Conover Farmers Market
- Highways and Hedges
- God's Storehouse
Durham Farmers Market
Downtown Cary Farmers Market
Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market
Eno River Farmer Market
- Families from Central Elementary School
Foothills Farmers Market
- Community Baptist Church Food Pantry
- Cleveland County Rescue Mission
- Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
- James Home
- Neal Senior Center
- Upper Cleveland Area Needs
- Women's Shelter
Fearrington Farmers Market
Fuquay Varina Farmers Market
Greensboro Curb Market
- Mary's House
- Food Assistance
Henderson Farmers Market
- Area Christians Together in Service
Hillsborough Farmers Market
Holly Springs Farmers Market
- Holly Springs Food Cupboard
Pittsboro Farmers Market
Person County Farmers Market
South Durham Farmers Market
Southern Village 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
West Rock Farmers Market
- L.O.T. 2540
Zebulon Farmers Market
- Zebulon United Methodist Church Food Pantry