WHAT WE DODid you know 25-40% of food grown in the U.S. will never be consumed? That’s an estimated 70 billion pounds of food wasted each year. At the same time, 42 million Americans live in food insecure households, unsure of where their next meal is coming from. The Harvest Heroes wants to put an end to food waste and help families access healthy, farm fresh produce.
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Want to be a Harvest Hero and get the latest news on when our produce trucks have fruits and veggies available to purchase? Sign up with your mobile phone number and we’ll send you a text when the truck is rolling out! (Message and data rates may apply.).
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HOW IT WORKS
Grocery stores sometimes turn away produce for a number of reasons. There might be an oversupply or the fruit might have a minor, superficial defect like a harmless blemish or deformity. When this product (sometimes referred to as "ugly" or "orphan" produce) gets rejected, it's either sold at a loss to the farmer or gets thrown away. In this scenario, nobody wins. Harvest Heroes wants to solve the problem by connecting consumers to this delicious produce so that everybody wins!
① Sign up for text alerts.
② You'll get a text when a Harvest Hero truck is in your area.
③ Select the fresh produce you want.
④ Purchase your produce for a discounted price.
WHO IT HELPS?
You’ll get fresh produce at a discounted price.
Farmers will get paid for their crops instead of seeing their hard work thrown into a dump.
Harvest Heroes is partnering with local food banks. A portion of the produce and proceeds are donated to help end the problem of food insecurity in American households.
Wasted food produces greenhouse gases that are harmful to our environment. The more food we can keep out of landfills, the better it will be for our planet.