Last year the farmers selling produce at Seattle NFMA farmers markets (University District, West Seattle, Columbia City, Lake City, Magnolia, Broadway Sunday and Phinney) donated 47,000 lbs. of produce to Seattle food banks.
NFMA director Chris Curtis says "food bank shelves are generally devoted to shelf stable processed food. Our neighborhood food banks tell us they are thrilled to receive this high quality, totally fresh and nutritionally dense produce every week. The produce is generally collected at the end of the market day by food bank volunteers, then stored, packaged and distributed to food bank clients within 48 hours."