Our primary supplier of fresh produce is LBFS. The fresh produced is ordered along with perishable goods. Once the delivery is made the fresh produce is inspected for rotten, squished and moldy produce. Then the quality approved produced is stored in the cooler present in the community kitchen.
HSRC cooler for fresh produce and other perishable items. The cooler is also used to store eggs, margarine and fresh milk.
Produce for the People is the primary community partner we obtain fresh produce from in addition to the produce received by LBFS.
Sometimes, HSRC staff goes out to different organizations when they have produce to donate.
The HSRC also has a garden which was built and maintained in partnership with the OSU Center for Civic Engagement. When the garden is in full production, we will harvest produce for pantries from there. When planting produce in the garden we usually conduct a survey with our patrons on what they would like to be planted in the garden.
For the Pantries, the produce is laid out in crates and trays almost 30 minutes before the start of the pantry and restocked from the cooler once it is low in quantity by our volunteers and staff members.