Why donate monthly to the Foodshed Alliance?

  • Joining the Foodshed Alliance’s Compost Club is an easy one-time sign-up.
  • Monthly gifts are conveniently established as automatic deductions from your credit card.
  • You will receive annual acknowledgements of your giving totals.
  • You can easily pause, cancel, or opt-out at any time.

For more information, please contact our Fundraising Manager at eric@foodshedalliance.org or (201) 240-5858.

Join the Compost Club!

Compost is the most amazing stuff on Earth!

Compost is the result of Earth’s natural recycling process – transforming nature’s matter that has already gone through the life cycle and into beautiful nourishment—black gold—to make new life grow!

That is why we call our automatic Monthly Giving Club the “Compost Club.”

The Compost Club is a special group of the Foodshed Alliance’s most passionate and nourishing supporters –just like you! Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support the work of the Foodshed Alliance. Your automatic monthly gift can help provide the sustained resources needed to accelerate the pace and scale of our work to restore our local food system, support family farms and protect our rural environment.

When you become a monthly donor for the Foodshed Alliance, you provide us with the ability to create lasting and sustainable change. By allowing us to rely on a steady and predictable income of recurring donations, monthly gifts make it possible for the Foodshed Alliance to plan for the year ahead, as we operate existing programs, launch new initiatives for our community, and prepare for emergencies.

Many of our programs are not possible without generous donors such as yourself. Through monthly gifts, the Foodshed Alliance works at the intersection of food, farming and the environment to strengthen sustainable farming, increase access to local, healthy food, and protect the environment for all members of our communities. We work as a catalyst to rebuild a local food system that protects, preserves and restores natural resources.

Your recurring donation will help us increase the number of sustainable local farm businesses in New Jersey to provide more local food access for local communities, more land farmed regeneratively to mitigate climate change, and to increase long-term resiliency by:

  • Addressing land access for farmers through the Sustainable Agriculture Enterprise (SAgE) program which gives emerging and expanding farmers access to affordable, long-term (10-year) leases on preserved farmland. 11 new organic farms are in business thanks to affordable long-term leases we facilitated on 3 sites of preserved farmland, including farmers with diverse backgrounds—African American, Native American, Nepali, women-owned farms.
  • Feeding those in need with surplus food from farms using our LocalShare program volunteers to glean and deliver excess produce to food pantries in 7 counties. Since the program began in 2013, we have distributed 876,000 lbs. of produce and 30,000 dozen eggs for a total of 3,874,844 servings of healthy farm-fresh food to those facing food insecurity.
  • Protecting the environment by encouraging regenerative agriculture practices to restore the health of our soils, waters, air, and natural resources. 7 farms (and growing) in northwest New Jersey are certified as River-Friendly Farms recognizing them for using best farm management practices that protect our waterways. We are also doing outreach on watershed protection, including a citizens’ water quality monitoring program in the Paulins Kill Watershed, a tributary of the Delaware River.

Why donate monthly to the Foodshed Alliance?

  • Joining the Foodshed Alliance’s Compost Club is an easy one-time sign-up.
  • Monthly gifts are conveniently established as automatic deductions from your credit card.
  • You will receive annual acknowledgements of your giving totals.
  • You can easily pause, cancel, or opt-out at any time.

For more information, please contact our Fundraising Manager at eric@foodshedalliance.org or (201) 240-5858.