The F.R.E.S.H. Project

100 Presbyterian Street / PO Box 481
Shawano, Wisconsin 54166

The F.R.E.S.H. Project is working to fight food insecurity, which means someone isn’t sure if they’ll be able to have food tonight or tomorrow, and to promote food security, so people won’t have to worry whether or not they or their children will be able to eat. What's new for Summer 2019? We will be piloting a Mobile Market - bringing fresh, locally produced vegetables/fruit and meat to surrounding areas. We will also provide two types of CSA boxes. Visit for applications and more information. Summer 2018 was a huge success for The F.R.E.S.H. Project gardens harvesting more than 5,000 pounds throughout our six gardens. Produce harvested supported our communities through local food pantries, shelters and our Share the Bounty tables. The F.R.E.S.H. Project’s Share the Bounty tables shared more than 12,000 pounds of produce during the 2018 growing season with the support of area gardeners donated extra home-grown fruits and vegetables to share within the community. Gardeners brought their produce to drop-off sites in Shawano County where it was then distributed to those who can use it. Keeping in line with the Good Food for Everyone, The F.R.E.S.H. Project distributed $5 tokens to anyone who received Food Share, WIC, and elderly with Food Vouchers at the Shawano Farmers Market. More than $800 in tokens was distributed allowing those in need an opportunity to “purchase” fresh vegetables from local vendors. Other Projects include: - Provide community dinners at local churches, shelters, and food pantries. - Provide cooking demonstrations for organizations, food pantries. - Teach healthy eating, and eating healthy on a budget classes. - Hosts the 5K Scrabble Fun Walk/Run at the Shawano Farmers Market to educate participants about our new programs and projects. - Host the Winter Market To volunteer: Call (715) 526-5206 or email

Opportunity to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed: Garden work Distribute Produce to our Share the Bounty Tables Distribute Produce to local food pantries and shelters At our events: Shawano Farmers Market, Mobile Market, 5K Scrabble Fun Run/Walk, Bingo at the Fair, Community Dinners