Published: Sept. 24, 2013

Food donation fact sheet available from Michigan Fresh

Hungry people need good food and gardeners can provide safe, nutritious food to those who might otherwise go without.

Learn how community gardeners can donate extra produce to food pantries with Michigan State University Extension fact sheet Fresh Produce Donation Guidelines for Gardeners.

This fact sheet includes recommended ways to handle and prepare the produce, information about the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, and more.

Fact sheet authors Eileen Harminac and Kathe Hale include advice on locating food banks nearby.

Fact sheets on topics from apples to winter squash are available on the Michigan Fresh website.

Additional fact sheets will be featured throughout the growing season.

For more information about MSU Extension community food systems programming, visit and search for "community food systems."

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