Farmer Foodshare Challenge — September 20-27, 2011

Wilco tote bagPlease join Farmer Foodshare, Wilco, Locopops, News & Observer, dBpm, Cat’s Cradle, A. Micah Smith, Kung Fu, and Empire Eats in supporting the Farmer Foodshare Challenge between September 20-27. Come out to any of our sponsor locations, including the Hopscotch Music Festival, pick up a tote bag, bring it to local farmers markets, buy food and contribute food at the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station. If you can’t make it to market, you can donate online at, or, better yet, come out to the Wilco concert on September 27 at the Raleigh Amphitheater to hear good music and contribute money for hunger relief!

Thank you for helping us, local farms, farmers markets and volunteers raise over a ton of local, healthy and fresh food—and money to buy good food during the winter—for people at risk of hunger. All the money raised at farmers markets goes to buy food directly from the farmers at that market. This helps local farms and local people in need.

Fresh food recipients include Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Society of St. Andrew, Urban Ministries, Inter-Faith Council for Social Service, Chapel Hill & Carrboro Human Rights Center, Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services, CORA Food Pantry, TABLE and many more.

Farmer Foodshare Challenge announcement

Farmer Foodshare CHALLENGE

Help Farmers Markets Raise Over a Ton of Food!

Donate fresh, local food on September 20, 21, 22, & 24 at farmers market Donation Stations in Charlotte (Atherton), Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Chatham Mills (Pittsboro), Durham, Downtown Raleigh, Fearrington (Pittsboro), Hillsborough, Southern Village (Chapel Hill), and Western Wake (Cary).

  1. Visit your favorite farmers market
  2. Do your shopping
  3. Buy extra food and donate it at the donation station

Or donate money at or at the Wilco concert in Raleigh on September 27