Help support a supply chain from farms to families in MA by collecting and donating boxes!
We rely on banana boxes to store and distribute farm-fresh produce to communities facing food insecurity. You can help by calling up your local grocery or pantry to arrange a pickup of boxes to donate. Anywhere that sells bananas will typically have some stock of leftover boxes.
Then, you can load up your vehicle with boxes and drop them off in the gray tent at our Waltham facility (240 Beaver Street) at any time of day. Just be sure to log your donation on our sign-in sheet--we'll keep a running total of your donations and will be in touch to give you merch (stickers, tote bags, shirts) in recognition of your efforts!
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people facing food insecurity. We deliver high quality, local produce to pantries and meal programs by working closely with local farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under. To learn more about our work, please visit our website.
When farmers have surplus produce that they would like to donate, they contact our Gleaning Coordinators and we organize staff-supervised volunteer trips to go out to those farms and harvest and/or sort through storage crops. All of the produce that we glean from farms is donated to our partner hunger relief agencies.
Interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up on our website. Farmers interested in donating to us can also do so on our website.