The following West Michigan organizations have teamed up to create the Local Farm Relief Effort:
Through the local Farm Relief Effort, and the help of Lakeshore Food Rescue, food will be purchased directly from farms and distributed through local pantries to those who need food.
Your financial gift will provide farmers and families throughout Ottawa and Northern Allegan Counties with the urgent help they need. Local food purchases keep small farms financially stable while providing fresh, healthy produce to food-insecure residents of our community. These purchases also keep dollars in our region and build ongoing relationships between local farmers and pantries.
The goal of the Local Farm Relief Effort is to raise $40,000, all of which will go directly to purchasing and distributing food.
How to Donate
You can donate online by clicking here, or by mailing a check made out to Harvest Stand Ministries (add “Local Farm Relief Effort” in the memo) to 100 South Pine St, Suite 100, Zeeland, MI 49464. Harvest Stand Ministries is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation is tax deductible. Thank you for helping us ensure that our community stays strong during this crisis.
How Your Donation Will Have a Domino Effect of Positive Impact
Give a gift to the Local Farm Relief Effort to help us meet our goal of raising $40,000.
New and existing relationships with small farms allow pantries to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables in bulk and distribute them to families in need of food assistance.
These bulk purchases provide economic relief to farmers whose typical customers—schools, restaurants, and farmers markets—are closed or operating on a limited basis.
Families who are facing financial hardship due to the crisis can access fresh, local healthy food.
Our community and local food network are strengthened.