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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

FeedHV Seeking Food Donors and Volunteers

Apr 30, 2021 08:32PM ● By Marilee Burrell
Govinda from Prabhuji Mission for FeedHV

Govinda from Prabhuji Mission for FeedHV

FeedHV, the Hudson Valley network that supplies food-assistance agencies with unused agricultural and dairy products, shelf-stable food and leftover commercially prepared food, is seeking volunteers to help transport food, as well as restaurants, farms, institutions and retailers to donate food.
   
In 2020, FeedHV redirected more than 100,000 pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste—the equivalent of 86,000 meals—to food-assistance programs in Putnam, Sullivan, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties. FeedHV is administered by the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation, located in Hudson
  
The FeedHV network addresses local hunger while cutting down on food waste. It consists of three groups: food donors (farms, businesses and organizations); agencies that operate soup kitchens, food pantries, affordable-housing centers, senior centers and group homes; and volunteers who have signed up to help transport food. Using app-based ChowMatch technology, FeedHV matches food donations with nearby agencies that have an assigned volunteer. Volunteers are asked when they register to indicate their geographic and other preferences; they are only notified about food runs that fit within those parameters.
    
FeedHV is currently seeking additional food-donor organizations as well as volunteer food runners interested in serving their neighbors in the Hudson Valley.
 
To sign up, call 518.432.5360, email [email protected] or visit FeedHV.org.


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