FarmLink has now helped rescue over 1,000,000 pounds of produce! This number equates to roughly 800,000 meals. Thank you to all of the farmers, food banks, truck drivers, and individuals who have donated their energy and resources to FarmLink over the past six weeks. This valuable network of people will only continue to grow as we move forward!
This week, FarmLink also helped deliver 192,000 pounds of salt from Morton Salt to the Children’s Hunger Fund in CA and TX; 69,600 pounds of sweet potatoes from Senatobia, MS to The Society of St. Andrew; 40,000 pounds of onions from a farm in Moses Lake, WA to Siskiyou Community Food Bank (Yreka, CA); 38,000 pounds of cucumber from Full Harvest to Houston Food Bank (Houston, TX); 30,000 pounds of bottled water from NOLET’s and Non-Alcoholic Suppliers in Cerritos, CA and 10,000 pounds of eggs from Van Nuys, CA to Watts Empowerment Center (Los Angeles, CA); 23,529 gallons of milk from Borden Dairy Company to food banks across the country; 2,000 gallons of milk from Pittsfield, NY directly to Elmurst, NY and surrounding neighborhoods in Queens though the office of the New York State Senator Ramos; and 40 cases of frozen corn, 18 cases of frozen squash, and a few cases of frozen carrots from a farm in Caribou, ME to Jackson Food Pantry (Jackson, ME). Pictured below are Siskiyou Community Food Bank volunteers along with members of FarmLink helping with the onion delivery!
In other news, we now have FarmLink stickers—you can buy one here for $7, with proceeds going directly to FarmLink.
You can also donate directly to FarmLink here! Run by an entirely volunteer staff, FarmLink uses 100% of donated funds to buy produce and pay industry workers. With your help, we are reducing hunger and food waste across the United States. Thank you for supporting our mission to feed those in need while supporting essential jobs. Sincerely, The FarmLink Team