Hurricane Relief for our Local Farmers: DONATE NOW

 Penny Severance, owner of Perley Farm in Royalton, VT, overwhelmed by Hurricane Irene's devastation and her community's generosity. (Photo by Cheryl Senter)

Penny Severance, owner of Perley Farm in Royalton, VT, overwhelmed by Hurricane Irene's devastation and her community's generosity. (Photo by Cheryl Senter)

UPDATE: Thanks to donors like you, more than $600 in additional funding will be spent with local farmers at our Donation Stations in the coming weeks. Thank you!

With Hurricane Florence looming just off the coast of North Carolina, the team at Farmer Foodshare is making quick moves to help farmers however we can in their preparations to safeguard the crops they've worked so hard to grow. From relocating produce with our small fleet of trucks to moving forward with local food deliveries as long as possible, we know it's the least we can do for these family farmers that feed our community. Farmers markets for this week have been canceled and, while we're unclear of the future field damage, we do know that we can start now in supporting farmers who will experience field and business losses. Let's help them get through this tough time. 

Farmer Foodshare is dedicated to supporting family farmers, and we are concerned for our farmers, their animals, and crops. Our long experience in working with local farms tells us that there will be a need for long-term care of our farmer partners, who will feel the devastation of a natural disaster long after the flood waters recede.

 Texas experienced destruction of agricultural enterprises after Hurricane Harvey. Credit: Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez/U.S. Air National Guard

Texas experienced destruction of agricultural enterprises after Hurricane Harvey. Credit: Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez/U.S. Air National Guard

DONATE TODAY to support Farmer Foodshare's efforts in supporting our local farmers to ensure that the food grown locally makes it to the plate of a hungry person in our community.

What we're doing right now:

  • Buying only from local farmers directly

  • Continuing to deliver fresh local food to community partners like Durham Public Schools, PORCH, and Childcare Services of Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh

  • Accepting donations to purchase more fresh produce from local farmers for food relief organizations like TABLE and Iglesia Emmanuel that depend on food from our Donation Stations

DONATE TODAY to support Farmer Foodshare's efforts in supporting our local farmers to ensure the food grown locally makes it to the plate of a hungry person in our community.

 Refugio County, Texas farm destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: USDA

Refugio County, Texas farm destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: USDA