FRESH Food Drive

This holiday season, help our market gleaning partners feed those in need! The FRESH Food Drive ensures that our vulnerable neighbors have access to fresh, wholesome food this Thanksgiving.

Since 2010 we’ve hosted Thanksgiving FRESH Food Drives at our markets. Throughout November, we raise money from shoppers and community members to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and turkeys from our local farmers at market. This fresh market food is then given to the gleaning partner at each market and used to prepare Thanksgiving baskets or meals for neighbors in need. Here’s how it works:

  1. During the month of November, community members make donations to FRESHFARM at the market information tent or online.
  2. The week before Thanksgiving, FRESHFARM purchases fresh food at market and donates it to our gleaning partners.
  3. Gleaning partners prepare Thanksgiving meals for our hungry neighbors, using fresh food from the market.
  4. Our small farmers earn additional revenue as they head into the winter season.

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2021 FRESH Food Drive Schedule

Wednesday, November 17
Reston, benefitting AFAC

Thursday, November 18
Penn Quarter, benefitting Thrive DC

Saturday, November 20
Arlington, benefitting AFAC
Columbia Heights
Downtown Silver Spring, benefitting Shepherd’s Table
H Street NE, benefitting First Church-Christ Holiness
Monroe Street, benefitting First Church-Christ Holiness
Mount Vernon Triangle, benefitting Food Rescue US
Springfield, benefitting Food Rescue US

Sunday, November 21
Dupont, benefitting Food Rescue US

Tuesday, November 23