We will begin accepting produce donations again in approximately May!
During harvest season, Solidarity Gardens C-U maintains two drive-up produce drop-off points to collect vegetables for those in need. Your garden surplus will be going to Channing-Murray Foundation's Bucket Brigade, Sola Gratia Farm's Friday Mobile Market, Eastern Illinois Food Bank, Jubilee Cafe, Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Lierman Gardens, and more!
Accepting Produce 7 days a week!
Cooler will be on a pallet under trees and to the left (north) of the lane leading into Sola Gratia Farm off of Philo Rd
Cooler will be emptied twice a day (around 8am and 5pm)- to maintain freshness!
Produce should ideally be placed in the cooler between 6a-5p or later in the evening once temperatures have dropped.
** there will be a flag next to the cooler for YOU to put up to indicate you've put produce inside **
Accepting Produce Monday-Friday
Find the cooler under the awning of its front steps on the corner of Oregon & Matthews
Cooler will be emptied twice a day- to maintain freshness!
Produce should ideally be placed between 6a-2pm or later in the evening once temperatures have dropped.
** note ** CMF will not be accepting produce on the weekends
Questions? contact [email protected]
Guidelines for Safely Harvesting and Donating Homegrown Produce
- Before harvesting produce, clean and sanitize the following: hands, harvest knife/clippers, and produce receptacle.
- While community transmission of COVID-19 is in progress, a mask should be worn by person(s) harvesting, transporting and distributing produce.
- Before donating produce, create and attach a sign that reads, “Not ready for use, wash and prepare before eating”.