Farmers and Volunteers

Feeding Those in Need.

Davis Ranch Produce, home of the famous Sloughhouse corn is a working farm in Sloughhouse, California near Sacramento. More than 20 different kinds of fruits and vegetables including corn, watermelon, strawberries, squash and tomatoes are grown at Davis Ranch.

 

Since its founding in 1992, Davis Ranch Produce has worked with volunteer organizations during the six month harvest season to pick the surplus unsold produce. Co owner, Jim Davis and his wife Peggy created the non-profit Helping Hands Produce to organize volunteers and educational field trips to facilitate getting the donated fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need.

With Enough Volunteers, Food Left in the Field Is Not Wasted

Non-Profit Helping Hands Produce Expands Our Volunteer Base

Most of the surplus fruit and vegetables that could go to the needy are tilled back into the soil.  However, with enough people, the excess produce does not rot on the vine.

With the aid of our local communities, Helping Hands Produce is working to get all unsold fruits and vegetables from Davis Ranch to those going hungry in our area and in other counties throughout California. Please spread the word about our efforts to feed the hungry to those you know. To help us reach more people, please Like us on Facebook. Every volunteer helps feed more of those who otherwise wouldn’t get fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

2018

948,000     pounds of produce donated to foodbanks

 

2017

885,000     pounds of produce donated to foodbanks

2,900         field trip participants

 

2016

1,136,000   pounds of fruit and vegetables donated to foodbanks.

2,869           students and adults participated in educational field trips.

 

2015

1,600,000   pounds of fruit and vegetables donated to foodbanks.

2,800           students and adults participated in educational field trips.

3,500+        volunteer hours were served.

 

2014

1,300,000+   pounds of fruit and vegetables donated to foodbanks.

2,500+          students and adults participated in educational field trips.

4,000+          volunteer hours were served.

 

2013

1,300,000+   pounds of fruit and vegetables donated to foodbanks.

1000+           students and adults participated in educational field trips.

4,000+          volunteer hours were served.

 

2012

500,000+   pounds of fruit and vegetables donated to foodbanks.

500 +         students and adults participated in educational field trips.

1000+        volunteer hours were served.

 

© 2018. Helping Hands Produce.

www.helpinghandsproduce.org

Contact Us:


Helping Hands Produce

13215 Jackson Road

Sloughhouse, CA 95683

 

Email: peggy@helpinghandsproduce.org

 

Helping Hands Produce - Freshly picked unsold produce for food shelters
Helping Hands Produce - Freshly picked unsold produce for food shelters
Helping Hands Produce - Freshly picked unsold produce for food shelters