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 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:
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!
Where can I redeem my card?
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.
Fearrington Farmers Market
Fuquay Varina Farmers Market
Greensboro Curb Market
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
Watauga County Farmers Market
Boone United Methodist Gleaning Group
West Asheville Tailgate Farmers Market
Society of St. Andrews
Western Wake Farmers Market
West Rock Farmers Market
Zebulon Farmers Market
Zebulon United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Atherton Mills Farmers Market
Blowing Rock Farmers Market
Casting Bread Ministries
Caswell County Farmers Market
Outreach Ministry of Caswell County
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
Conover Farmers Market
Highways and Hedges
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
Upper Cleveland Area Needs