What is the Fresh Food Share?

The Fresh Food Share (FFS) is a community food program that provides affordable access to fresh produce, increased nutrition knowledge and support for local farmers. The FFS program is offered at sites throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, and Pontiac.


How Does It Work?

Members pre-order a box of produce at their local community sites. Then, fresh produce is bought at wholesale prices from local farmers, including Michigan farmers. Next, the fresh produce is packed into individual boxes by volunteers and delivered to the community sites. Members pick up their boxes at their site during a pre-set time. Fresh Food Share deliveries occur once a month. Boxes are available in three sizes. Each box contains a variety of items including a monthly newsletter with recipes and nutrition information. SNAP benefits (Bridge Cards) can be used to purchase Fresh Food Share boxes. Additionally, Double Up Food Bucks, which matches SNAP benefits spent at participating farmers' markets, can be applied from July through October. 


The Boxes

Fresh Food Share offers a large mixed box, a small mixed box, and a small fruit box. Both mixed boxes are made up of mostly vegetables with a few fruit items. Box contents vary from month to month based on quality and seasonal availability, but you can always count on five staples in your mixed box: potatoes, carrots, onions, a cooking green, and a salad green. For more information please call us at 313.923.3535 ext. 203 or email us at freshfoodshare@gcfb.org