LOCAL FOOD EXCHANGE
ShopRedHook.com – A Local Food Exchange was conceived of in April 2020, developed during May and launched in early June. The site was built to address an immediate need to connect local farms and food providers with local non-profit organizations to get food to those in need. Starting with our first order on June 3rd, Red Hook Responds volunteers have processed and fulfilled orders from local food pantries and other non profits and delivered bread, dairy products, meat, fresh produce, drinks, snacks and much more to help feed our community.
Local farms work with Local Food Exchange volunteers from Red Hook Responds to add their available produce to the site quickly and easily, many times the same day it has been harvested. As soon as the produce has been added to the site, Red Hook Responds coordinates with local non-profits to ensure that food is ordered to meet their needs and does not go to waste.
In early July, we started accepting community donations of food to build up the stock and variety on the Local Food Exchange. We welcome donations from local farms, food producers, restaurants, families and individual members of the community.
To make a donation, fill out this form. Donations can be dropped off at the Elks Lodge (7711 Albany Post Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571) or a meeting can be arranged for a drop off at the Red Hook Community Center (59 Fisk St, Red Hook, NY 12571).
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