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fresh produce program

     The Fresh Produce Program (FPP) is committed to improving community health by addressing nutrition insecurity and improving our local food system through innovation, partnership, and research.

Programa de Verduras Frescas está dedicado a el mejoramiento de la salud comunitaria, abordando la inseguridad alimentaria y mejorando nuestro sistema alimentario local a través de la innovación, asociación e investigación.

Direct-to-Door Deliveries

We work with local health providers to identify food insecure community members and deliver locally sourced fresh fruits, vegetables, and nutrition education to their doorsteps at no cost. Participants are referred from 12 local clinics and receive bi-weekly deliveries along with informational handouts containing helpful resources such as: healthcare access information, voting registration information, tips for healthy living, and recipes. Our materials are always bi-lingual. 

walk-up distribution

Our walk up table is available every Saturday morning from 9AM-10:30AM at Farmer Foodshare's warehouse (902 N Mangum St in Durham) to any and all community members–no identification or referral is required. A partnership with Bagging it 4 Kids enables the FPP to rescue food that would have been wasted; our volunteers do the work of food recovery to ensure all goods distributed are still of high quality. 

research and partnerships

The FPP is committed to advancing research in the fields of Food is Medicine and nutrition access policy. We work to develop and maintain strong partnerships with the medical community in Durham. Research is often conducted in partnership with other local community organizations to amplify our impact and prioritize community-engaged research. 



our flagship service

1. Clinics REFER 

Clinicians and social workers connect us with community members experiencing food insecurity and/or diet-related chronic conditions. Referrals can be made via Epic and Unite Us (NCCARE360)


Multilingual, friendly volunteers call to onboard participants

3. source food locally

We proudly partner with the Duke Campus Farm, Farmer Foodshare, and the NC Food Bank


We create handouts with health and financial support information


Friendly volunteers deliver produce and handouts directly to participants



Help us feed Durham. For as little as $15/bag, you can send up to 25 lbs of produce to a family who needs it. Email us at for donation instructions.

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