The Donation Station program is a highly replicable and innovative model that focuses on increasing access to fresh food through a simple farmers' market based approach.

Since its founding at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market in May 2009, the program has raised over 100 tons of fresh top-quality local food for nonprofit organizations increasing food security in counties across North Carolina. Hundreds of farms work year round with dozens of volunteers to connect fresh local food to thousands of hungry people in the community.

To become part of the Donation Station network, please contact info@farmerfoodshare.org.  

Getting Started

If you are interested volunteering, contributing, or in learning how to start a Farmer Foodshare program in your own community, please contact volunteer@farmerfoodshare.org.

Note: The use of the name Farmer Foodshare or Donation Station is prohibited unless granted explicit permission in writing by Farmer Foodshare, Inc.

 

 

Carrboro High Donation Station Club staffing the Wednesday farmers market in Carrboro

Carrboro High Donation Station Club staffing the Wednesday farmers market in Carrboro

Beth and Lily get in the spirit for Halloween at the Southern Village Farmers Market

Beth and Lily get in the spirit for Halloween at the Southern Village Farmers Market

Farmers Market Network

Farmer Foodshare currently has Donation Station programs operating at twenty-four farmers markets across North Carolina.

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