Pledge Description

Pledge for Produce

The Food Finders are a network of volunteers that pick up unwanted or excess produce from local growers and grocers and deliver it to nonprofits that feed the hungry. Most of our deliveries are done on bicycles with trailers — in 2013, our Food Finders delivered 10,000 pounds of locally grown produce to hungry people, 85 percent of it by bike.

As we gear up to ride the streets of Fort Collins in 2014, trailers overflowing with squash and rainbow chard, we are determined to increase our impact. Our goal is to deliver 15,000 pounds of produce and be 90 percent pedal powered this season. As we work to achieve these ambitions, we would like to challenge the community to do something as well. In conjunction with rescuing 15,000 pounds of food, we would like to raise $15,000 to support our organization. We ask you to make a pledge for produce. Whether that is a penny per pound, a dime, or a dollar, your support helps us immensely.

Remember you don’t have to pledge up to 15,000 pounds. You can pledge a dollar a pound up to 2,500 pounds or a nickel a pound up to 10,000 pounds. It is your decision how you want to support our program!

  1. Sugar Snap Pea Pledge: A penny per pound of produce delivered up to ______ pounds. $.01 X 15,000 lbs. = $150
  2. Purple Potato Pledge: A nickel per pound of produce delivered up to _________ pounds. $.05 X 15,000 lbs. = $750
  3. Parsnip Pledge: A dime per pound of produce delivered up to _______ pounds. $.10 X 15,000 lbs. = $1500
  4. Pumpkin Pledge: A dollar per pound of produce delivered up to _______ pounds $1.00 X 15,000 lbs. = $15,000
Make your pledge online here, by calling 970- 587-3827 or by emailing dana@thegrowingproject.org.

Make a Pledge for Produce!

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Current Pledges!

Pounds of produce rescued: 7854.5

Total pledges per pound: $1.23


Total pledges: $9661.035


Sponsorship Levels for Pledge for Produce
  1. Pledge for Parsley Rewards ($50-$199) includes a custom Growing Project t-shirt or tank top.
  2. Pledge for Peas Rewards ($200-$1499) includes a custom Growing Project t-shirt or tank top and a custom veggie painting.
  3. Pledge for Potatoes Rewards ($1500-$2499) includes a hand-built picnic table.
  4. Pledge for Parsnips Rewards ($2500-$4999) includes a custom Growing Project Veg-e-Table picnic table planter.
  5. Pledge for Pumpkins Rewards ($5000+) a Growing Project garden build at your location of choice (home, business, or donate a garden to a nonprofit!).
  6. All donors will be recognized on The Growing Project website and newsletter. Large donations will be recognized by signage on gardens and bike delivery trailers.