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. 

Donor Rewards Program

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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! 

 

Where can I redeem my card? 

Motorco Music Hall - Two $5 Motorco "nickels" (good towards any purchase at Motorco or Parts & Labor)

Tutti Frutti of Durham - Up to $5 off any purchase (excludes gift cards)

 

can my business participate?

Absolutely! We're always looking for partners. Joining is easy: just become a Donation Station sponsor. Participating in the Rewards Card program is great advertising! It helps drive business to you and underscores your commitment to creating a vibrant community. 

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.

Harvesters

Pollinators

growers

Sowers

 

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!

 

Partner Agencies

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:

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

 

agency partners by Farmers market 

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

Atherton Mills 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

Cobblestone Market

  • Campus Kitchen

Conover Farmers Market

  • Highways and Hedges

Danville

  • God's Storehouse

Durham Farmers Market

Downtown Cary Farmers Market

Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market

Eno River Farmer Market

Foothills Farmers Market