REGULAR WEEKLY HELP NEEDED IN OMAHA AND LINCOLN
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with scheduled pick ups this summer at a Lincoln and a Omaha famers market on early Sunday afternoons between this weekend and the first of October. You can pick up and deliver produce once or many times. Whatever your schedule allows. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
WHAT WE DO AND WHY
Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Produce From the Heart works to help alleviate hunger within Nebraska's communities. We collect donated, umarketable or excess produce from local farms, farmers markets, community gardens and household gardens. The donated produce is then transported to a food pantry, church, or soup kitchen within the community. Those who donate can feel a sense of accomplishment knowing they are providing fresh, healthy produce to the local needy population. In addition to helping the community, the produce is also kept from the landfill. According to the NRDC, up to 40% of the food in the US is thrown into the landfill. This waste accounts for a large portion of methane gas, which worsens climate change.
This is no easy task. We rely on volunteers to help glean fields, transport produce to storage, and move it to distribution sites. Moving the produce from our generous donors to those who are desperately in need requires fuel for the trucks and cars that our volunteers use. Access to coolers is necessary to store the produce until it is distributed. We can not achieve these steps without your help. Please consider being a volunteer. Be a driver, a rescuer, a packager, a produce donor, or a financial donor.