Last year during our Thanksgiving FRESH Food Drives we raised over $10,000 total at seven markets and we bought food from FRESHFARM Markets’ farmers (including turkeys!) that we donated to our gleaning partners. Not only will this donated food go to feed those in need, but each dollar we raise will be spent with our farmers which will help them sustain their business as we prepare to close up markets for the season. This year we’d like to raise even more to help our gleaning partners and farmers alike. Here are some of the ways you can help:
Get a cup of coffee at our Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. We have vetted local coffee businesses to participate in a coffee fundraiser at market, based on their sourcing, environmental management and waste management practices. They will be donating 25% of their proceeds to our Food Drive – all of which will be spent with FRESHFARM Markets farmers. We see this as a dual fundraising and awareness raising venture, not a change in our producer-only rule. The coffee will be served at the North end of the market, on 20th Street between Q St. NW and Connecticut Ave. NW leading up to and during the Sunday of our Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market FRESH Food Drive which is on November 23rd.
Give the market turkey roosting at each of our orange Market Information tents a feather! All donations are tax-deductible and will be spent with FRESHFARM Market farmers on local, humanely raised turkeys for our gleaning partners.
Buy food at market and drop it off at the orange market info tent the day of the FRESH Food Drives.
Make a tax-deductible monetary donation online or at the orange market information tent at any of our markets listed below. We will purchase food directly from our farmers and producers and donate it to our gleaning partners.
Our Food Drives take place at the following FRESHFARM Markets the week before Thanksgiving Day beginning with:
Wednesday, Nov. 19th at Foggy Bottom benefiting Miriam’s Kitchen
Thursday, Nov. 20th at Penn Quarter benefiting Thrive DC
Saturday, Nov. 22nd at H Street NE benefiting First Church of Christ Holiness
Saturday, Nov. 22nd at Downtown Silver Springs, benefiting Growing Soul
Sunday, Nov. 23rd at Annapolis, benefiting Annapolis Light House
Sunday, Nov. 23rd at Dupont Circle, benefiting DC Central Kitchen
Tuesday, Nov. 25th at Crystal City, benefiting Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Thank you for your support as we fight hunger and help farmers this Thanksgiving!