Surplus produce is an inevitable part of the agricultural industry yet can be a critical part of the hunger solution.
Make donating to the Collaborative for Fresh Produce part of your ongoing business strategy! There is no cost to donate imperfect and surplus produce, and you can help feed hungry families at the same time.
Here are benefits of donating to the Collaborative:
To learn more about donating produce to the Collaborative, click here.
Here is just one example of Collaborative for Fresh Produce partnering with a generous produce donor! In February and March of 2019, a produce donor from California donated 340 bins (or 17 truckloads) of mandarin oranges. That’s 680,000 pounds of fruit that is now helping feed hungry families.
“We realize that fighting hunger will take all of us working together, so we encourage you to continue to give to your local food bank. However, once you have supported your local community, we hope that you will donate your remaining surplus to the Collaborative for Fresh Produce as part of your ongoing business strategy. Our vision is that everyone in our country can have access to the produce that’s already being grown here. Thank you for joining us in fighting hunger by fighting food waste!”
— Simon Powell, President and CEO of the Collaborative