Harvest for Hunger

HARVEST FOR HUNGER

Feeding Local Families in Need

Thank you for your incredible generosity this holiday season! We are excited to announce the final tally from our 2020 Harvest for Hunger round-up campaign. Together we raised $8,540, which includes a $1,000 Farmers’ donation. Our local food shelves are working hard to address the problem of food insecurity in our community, and your support is greatly appreciated.

These funds will go toward purchasing fresh produce for Woodstock Community Food Shelf and Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf, helping ensure that local families in need have access to healthy food options.

We are thankful to everyone who opted to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar or left a donation in the donation boxes. Our community is amazing!

WHAT IS HARVEST FOR HUNGER?

It’s our philanthropic campaign to benefit food shelves in the Woodstock, Reading/West Windsor, and Waterbury areas.

A little history: The Woodstock Farmers’ Market has been ordering fresh produce for the Woodstock Community Food Shelf since the winter of 2006 (and the Reading/West Windsor Food Shelf starting in 2015). Back in 2006, during the holidays, we put out collection boxes at our cash registers to raise money to buy fresh produce for the community food shelf. We had such a great response from our community that we decided to do it every holiday season.

In 2019 we were excited to start a similar tradition at our new store in Waterbury.

HOW CAN I HELP?

  • Donate any amount of spare change/dollars/or write a check
  • “Round Up” your purchase to the nearest dollar and donate the difference.

Learn more about the Woodstock Community Food Shelf and the Waterbury Area Food Shelf.

Read a blog post about the program.