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Donation Stations

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Donation Stations are a collaboration between N.C. Cooperative Extension’s Local Food Program Team, Farmer Foodshare, and the Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) Program. Donation Stations seek to improve access to fresh, locally-grown food while supporting the farmers who grow it. They are designed to combat local food insecurity while raising awareness that a healthy local food system must include every member of the community.

Donation Stations use a simple farmers market-based approach where volunteers
collect food and monetary donations from farmers market shoppers, buy directly
from farmers at the farmers market, and donate the resulting food to a local hunger
relief agency. Family & Consumer Sciences Agents and their EMFVs are working to run these Donation Stations at farmers markets across North Carolina. This incredibly successful effort has allowed fresh food to flow locally and has fostered strong community engagement. Funding for the program has come from the EMFV Program and the Local Food Program Team.

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“Volunteers are vital to the success of [these programs]. Not only are they essential for operating the Donation Station tables, but they play a critical role in communicating the need for access to fresh, healthy food to combat food insecurity and hunger. Volunteers also act as ambassadors – connecting people with their local food systems and farmers.” -Amy Mead, N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent

If you have questions regarding Donation Stations, please contact EMFV Program Manager, Morgan Marshall, at morgan_marshall@ncsu.edu.