Prairie Drifter Farm is happy to be participating in the Harvest for the Hungry (HFTH) program through the The Food Group, a non-profit independent food bank. HFTH is a program that partners with CSA farms to provide fresh, locally grown produce to Minnesota families facing hunger. Through this program, CSA members and others can make donations designated to our farm in order to purchase produce from us that we will deliver to a local food shelf.
Through your donations, you can support both local hunger relief and Prairie Drifter Farm – consider donating today! Check out the Harvest for the Hungry website for more information. In 2016, our farm was able to donate over 3000 pounds of fresh, organic produce to our local farms through this Harvest for the Hungry. Many thanks to those who make this program possible through their generous donations!
HOW IT WORKS . . .
All money raised by sponsors or donated by CSA members is given to the The Food Group to aid local hunger relief. The Food Group pays a per pound rate to participating farmers who bring in fresh produce, then distributes all of the produce to local area food shelves.
CSA members can make donations at anytime during the year. They can also help by frequenting the businesses of the corporate sponsors.
Corporate sponsor Finnegans Beer donates 100% of it’s profits to HFTH.
Local communities benefit because they are able to support families in need with fresh local produce that is often hard to come by at food shelves.
CSA member donors benefit because they feel great giving back to their local community. They know that 100% of their donation provides fresh, local produce to families in need. They also benefit by receiving a tax deduction.
Local farmers benefit because they are able to provide high quality organic produce to area food shelves while receiving per pound payments to help defer the cost of growing and delivering the produce.