Looking for a place to donate the surplus produce you’ve grown in your garden? If you live in Milwaukee, donate it to Hunger Task Force!
I love gardening. It’s inspiring to see little seeds and plants grow to be so big in my tiny backyard. This year, we’ve had a particularly good crop of tomatoes. Our pink tiger and yellow pear tomatoes are out of control. We love small tomatoes in our home because they’re versatile and sweet. No matter how many tomatoes we eat and give away to friends, we always seem to have periods where we have more than we know what to do with. A friend of mine works at Hunger Task Force. I reached out to her to see whether the organization would take food from a garden, or if she knew about any other food pantries that might.
I was thrilled when my friend got back to me to tell me that yes, Hunger Task Force takes fresh produce donations of any size. All you have to do is drop it off at the loading dock, which is behind the main office at 201 S Hawley Court in Milwaukee.
When I got to the dock, nobody was there. I walked up to the door and rang the bell. Within seconds, a person working in the back opened the door. He took my bag of tomatoes, and I was on my way.
Donate your produce to Hunger Task Force. You’re always swimming in cucumbers and tomatoes by the end of the growing season anyway. If you live somewhere else, reach out to local food pantries. Email me at [email protected] with other facilities that accept garden or other fresh produce, and I will add them to this post.
Soak up those last bits of growing weather!