Does signing the Participant Agreement form require me to participate? No. Signing the agreement form simply indicates to us that you are interested in participating and that you meet and agree to the qualifications of our program. However, you must have a form on file before you will be permitted to make your first delivery.
Why do I have to get a Purchase Order (PO) before I deliver? Purchase Orders are important for several reasons. However, their main purpose is to help keep track of deliveries and to alert food bank staff that a produce delivery is on its way.
How long will it take to get paid? We strive to mail all payments to farmers within two weeks of the date that they delivered their produce. All payments are made via check.
What crops do you accept? There are currently 28 different crops that Feeding Kentucky accepts through the Farms to Food Banks program. They are as follows: apples, beets, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, kale, lettuce, okra, onions, peaches, peas, pears, peppers, potatoes, spinach, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips, watermelon, winter squash, yellow squash, and zucchini.
What quality of produce do you accept? We will accept both Number 1 & Number 2 grade produce. Produce must be fresh and is expected to stay that way for at least 48 hours following delivery. Food Banks have the right to refuse product if they determine that it is of unacceptable quality. As a general rule, if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t bring it.