The sixth annual Farmer Foodshare Challenge gears up next week: 100 percent of cash donations will be used to purchase fresh food from North Carolina family farms for hunger agencies feeding families.
Farmer Foodshare is a Triangle-based nonprofit that delivers local food to about 20,000 families via hunger agencies a year. This year’s challenge is designed to “create a winter buying reserve for purchasing fresh food for local hunger during the winter when food donations are scarce,” according to the press release.
Donations will be collected at these markets on these days:
The cash donations will be directed to individual agencies including Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, TABLE, Porch, Healing Place and others.
In the spirit of putting up for winter, donation stations at the markets also will provide information for shoppers on preserving techniques, such as freezing, quick pickling and jamming.
Several Triangle businesses donated raffle items to support the fundraising challenge. The raffle items include gift cards and baskets, t-shirts, pint glasses and more available on the Farmer Foodshare website. Purchase raffle tickets online at farmerfoodshare.org/farmer-foodshare-challenge/. The drawing will be held June 21.
The donated raffle items came from Caffe Driade, Carrboro Coffee Company, The Cupcake Shoppe, Flyleaf Books, Foster’s Market, Locopops, Market Street Coffee, The Pig, Pine State Flowers, Sandwhich, Steel String Brewery, Videri Chocolate and Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe.