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Michigan Farm to Food Bank

Michigan 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 community practices.

MFFB 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.

MFFB Objectives

  • 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 fbcm@fbcmich.org.

 

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Phone: 517-485-1202 or 800-552-4483
Fax: 517-485-2630 | Email: fbcm@fbcmich.org

 

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