July 1, 2022
For the third year in a row, AgCarolina Farm Credit is partnering with local farmers to purchase fresh produce to distribute through food donation centers to families in need throughout Southeastern North Carolina. What started two years ago, in response to the pandemic, AgCarolina Farm Credit continues with the annual Produce Project to positively impact the communities they serve. In the past two years, this AgCarolina Farm Credit project has supported 81 local farmers, volunteered approximately 430 hours and fed more than 6,000 individuals with fresh, local and healthy produce throughout their local communities AgCarolina Farm Credit is honored to continue the annual project this year to add to the collective positive impact throughout southeastern North Carolina.
Each produce bag is filled with traditional southern produce from local family farms within Southeastern North Carolina including such as corn, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, squash, zucchini, blueberries and blackberries. Each bag is filled with enough produce to feed a family of four. This project assists their members and local farmers by providing an additional distribution avenue for their produce, in addition to feeding local families in need.
Each local branch plans to assemble and distribute their local produce bags throughout June and July.
The following local branches will complete the produce project in June:
- Kenansville office serving Duplin County
- Raeford office serving Hoke and Scotland counties
- Elizabethtown office serving Bladen and Cumberland counties
- Lumberton office serving Robeson County
- Whiteville office serving Brunswick and Columbus counties
The following local branches will complete the produce project in July: ‘
- Dunn office serving Harnett County
- Burgaw office serving Pender and New Hanover counties
- Clinton office serving Sampson County