Farm to Food Bank (MFFB) is a program of Food Bank Council of
Michigan (FBCM) to secure a consistent source of Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables
for Michigan food banks while supporting more sustainable agricultural and
contracts with farms in advance of the growing
season to dedicate crop production for a food bank in the same region as the
farm. Food banks with a MFFB farm can better plan in advance for storage and
distribution of fresh fruits and vegetables and can also anticipate extended
availability of produce for emergency food agencies. MFFB also creates a
shorter distribution cycle as farms are located in close proximity to the food
bank. Food can be harvested and picked up, often in the same day, and then made
available for distribution while the produce is still at its freshest.
- Increase the amount of fresh produce available in
the food bank network.
- Increase the availability of healthy
products in the food bank.
- Ensure fresh produce is more
consistently and reliably available for distribution.
- Reduce the amount of “food miles”
produce travels from farm to food bank.
- Support family farms by providing
new, local “markets.”
- Provide fresh, wholesome, nutritious
food to populations with limited access.
For more information about MFFB, call 517-485-1202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.