Columbia County, WI, to Indianapolis, IN
By Joanna Levin
September 29, 2020
The Farmlink Project helped Alsum Farms and Produce move a total of 80,000 pounds of red potatoes to the Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis on September 21 and 22. Alsum Farms and Produce’s continued relationship with the Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis stems from a surplus yield of red potatoes the farm is producing. “At the beginning of the public health crisis there was a huge increase in demand for potatoes, but demand has fed off a bit and now there is a surplus,” remarked Noah Douma, National Sales Associate at Alsum Farms and Produce.
The Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis has been spearheading the fight against food insecurity in the Indianapolis area since 2008, but the aftermath of COVID-19 has left more people hungry and searching for consistent food sources. Food banks across the country like The Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis have been searching for new and creative ways to get access to more food. Likewise, Alsum Farms and Produce has been searching for ways to donate their produce to communities in need, while building consistent partnerships that they can rely on when they experience surplus. The Farmlink Project has enabled organizations like Alsum Farms and Produce and The Midwest Food Bank of Indianapolis to build lasting partnerships that benefit both the farm and the food bank while helping serve hungry populations.
The Farmlink Project is grateful to play a part in building the relationships between farms and food banks. We are proud to work with organizations that strive to mutually benefit one another and work to achieve the common goal of reducing food waste and food insecurity.