Become a Partner Store

Each year, retail stores in Central Oregon donate over a million pounds of perishable food products. Not only is the food nutritious, but our Food Recovery Program helps put food on the tables of families in need while keeping it out of local landfills. Contact the Food Program Manager to find out how to become a regular store donor to the food program.

Grow A Row or Donate Fresh Produce

Planting a Garden? Why not grow an extra row for your neighbors in need! Someone in need would be thrilled to get your extra zucchinis or tomatoes. Food pantries and soup kitchens need produce that stores and transports well. Refrigerated space is often limited, so foods that don’t require refrigeration are always wanted. Here are some recommendations:

  • Tomatoes (pick when slightly under-ripe)
  • Green beans
  • Winter squash (acorn or butternut)
  • Garlic
  • Hot peppers
  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Collard greens
  • Lettuce
  • Kale

For more information or to become a partner store with NeighborImpact, contact