Produce Project Gives Back to 3,300 People
Cape Fear Farm Credit (CFFC) recently concluded their second annual community service project by providing fresh produce to more than 3,300 people in need throughout Southeastern North Carolina.
CFFC partnered with 46 local farmers to share fresh produce with more than 24 food donation centers and distribution partners. The community service project was created in 2020 when CFFC saw an opportunity to serve both farmer clients and communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
During this year’s project, fresh produce was packaged and distributed by CFFC branches through local area partners like Baptists on Mission, local food banks, community centers, pregnancy/women centers, fire stations, Habitat for Humanity, and others. Working with CFFC's local farmer clients to secure a range of produce, including 18 different commodities, all nine CFFC branches and the Administrative office filled bags with fresh local produce.
The project successfully packed and distributed more than 825 bags to local communities resulting in 8,500 pounds of produce. The project involved more than 80 employees and approximately 215 volunteer hours.