Harvest for Hunger

HARVEST FOR HUNGER

Feeding Local Families in Need

This year the need is greater than ever. Our local food shelfs are working hard to address the problem of food insecurity in our community. Together, we can help ensure that local families in need have access to healthy food options.

Our 2020 Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off on Friday, Nov. 13th. When you visit the store during the holiday season, you’ll be asked whether you’d like to “round up” your purchase to the nearest dollar. When you say “yes,” we donate the difference to our area food shelfs.

During the 2019 holiday season, donations at our Woodstock store totaled $8,486. These funds helped purchase fresh produce for the Woodstock Community and Reading/West Windsor food shelfs from November through May. We’re hoping for the same level of support this year!

WHAT IS HARVEST FOR HUNGER?

It’s our philanthropic campaign to benefit food shelfs 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.

Last year 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.