The idea is SIMPLE. We not only plant our fields each year knowing that we intend to donate part of what we grow, but we work hard to gather volunteers the extra in the fields to feed those in need.
Sign up as a volunteer to glean as a group and directly donate to those in need.
Food Donation Program
Hilltop Hanover's Food Donation Program partners with local food pantries and other emergency food programs to provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown food available to families and individuals in need. The farm serves at least 10 community partners throughout Westchester & Putnam counties, including food pantries, food banks and community centers. In line with our mission statement, a minimum 10% of produce grown is donated. However, we are excited to say it is often much more! In 2021, Hilltop Hanover Farm donated over 14,000 pounds of produce!
If there is an organization you'd like us to donate to, please contact our Food Donation Coordinator.
Food Sovereignty Program
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is proud to introduce a new program to further our mission of addressing food insecurity. In 2021 we donated over 14,000 lbs of food to local food pantries like Feeding Westchester, but we need your help to do more. Over 75,000 people in Westchester County do not have access to reliable food systems this past year.
Please consider donating a Food Sovereignty Share!
Food Sovereignty Shares are a $100 CSA Membership that goes straight to a family in need. Anyone in need is free to apply to be a recipient of the program and shares will be awarded as they are donated. This amazing gift will help to provide people in need with access to local healthy organically grown vegetables!
Read more about our Food Sovereignty CSA Program here.
Food & Nutrition Services
In efforts to make fresh, nutritious food more accessible our farm stand accepts:
- WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks
- WIC Fruits & Vegetables checks
- Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program check
Our application for accepting New York State SNAP/EBT benefit cards as another choice of payment for customers is currently under review for approval; we hope to complete this process sometime during the current 2022 season & accommodate those who may choose this option. Thank you for your patience & continued support!