WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Fresh To You (www.farmfreshtoyou.com), a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and home and office delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to customers' doorsteps announced today that its Donate-A-Box program has reached the 10,000 box donation mark. In fall 2014, Farm Fresh To You received a USDA Local Food Promotion Program Grant of $100,000 to develop and market the Donate-A-Box program.
Farm Fresh To You has partnered with six regional food banks initially for the Donate-A-Box program: The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, SF-Marin Food Bank, Volunteers of America (VOA) Los Angeles, Westside Food Bank (Santa Monica) and Yolo Food Bank (Woodland).
The Donate-A-Box program enables Farm Fresh To You customers to donate a box of fresh produce to a regional food bank partner. Customers are prompted to donate to a food bank when they schedule a vacation hold for their box. Farm Fresh To You customers can schedule a hold on their box at any time for any reason.
In addition, the general public can also donate produce boxes to a participating food bank.
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"Access to fresh produce is an important part of our company mission," said Thaddeus Barsotti, chief farmer and co-CEO, Farm Fresh To You. "Donate-A-Box is an easy way to provide your local food bank with fresh produce to help those in need."
"Donate-A-Box provides the highest quality, most nutritious food to our food pantry clients," said Barbara Abbott, director of food sourcing and allocation, SF-Marin Food Bank. "Having the boxes delivered to us also saves us money on transportation."
"The Donate-A-Box program gives our clients access to fresh produce year round," said Blake Young, president and CEO, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. "Our clients tell us that eating produce is making a difference in their health."
"Our clients and partner agencies have benefited greatly from Donate-A-Box," said Orlando Ward, Volunteers of America Los Angeles. "Having produce for the week in each box allows our recipients to improve their diet and health."
"The Donate-A-Box program is bringing a variety of fresh produce to our clients in a convenient way," said James A. Floros, president & CEO, The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. "All the basics are there for a week of healthy eating, and every donated box makes a significant impact on the lives of the families we serve."
About Farm Fresh To You
Farm Fresh To You is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and home and office delivery service that provides fresh, local, organic produce to consumers' doorsteps.
Founded in 1992, Farm Fresh To You delivers produce to major metropolitan areas in California – the San Francisco Bay Area, the greater Sacramento region, greater Los Angeles, and Ventura, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.
Farming since 1976, this second-generation family business pioneered the organic food movement and is owned by brothers Noah Barnes and Thaddeus and Freeman Barsotti. The company is connecting communities and sustainable farms through a transparent food system that enables consumers to know their farmer and where their food is grown.
Federal funds for this project were awarded under the Local Food Promotion Program of the Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
SOURCE Farm Fresh To You