While we accept fresh produce Monday-Friday, we encourage you to bring in perishable donations earlier in the week so we have time to distribute them when they are the freshest.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept farm fresh eggs due to USDA guidelines.
We are able to accept frozen meat donations as long as they have been processed by a licensed facility within a year and has adhered to all cold storage standards.
We have the ability to pick up large fresh food donations so please contact Suzi Secondi if you'll have a large harvest you want to donate.
Whether it's one plant or one acre, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes is grateful for the produce it receives from local growers and gardeners. Because our clients often have extremely limited food budgets, they don't have access to the fresh food that will provide the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients they need to keep them and their families healthy and strong. We know that poor diet contributes billions to US healthcare costs each year so we try to combat that by providing fresh fruits, vegetables, protein, starches, and dairy in all of our pantries. When people in Kalamazoo County can pick up a fresh bag of potatoes, a handful of greens, a few apples and onions it makes for a healthier community and brighter future for Kalamazoo. It's as simple as bringing your extra harvest to Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes. Plant a few buckets of carrots, line a flowerbed with cilantro, pick an extra basket of strawberries when you go picking-all of these things make a big difference.
Be vocal about your support! Share your participation via social media and email and be sure to tag Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes in your posts at #FeedKzoo and #PlantARowKLF. We want to see photos of your planting progress or fresh food donation. Tag us in shots of you popping seeds in the ground, picking up seedlings, or joining friends and family as you harvest or donate food.