Volunteer

Our volunteers are good-hearted people who are passionate about growing food and donating it to people in need. Come join us. We have regular hours during the week and on the weekends for a variety of volunteer tasks for all skill and fitness levels.

We need help all season long:

  • Shaping garden beds for planting
  • Seed starting
  • Transplanting and planting plants and seeds into soil beds
  • Weekly harvest, cleaning, and preparation
  • Donation schedules and distribution
  • Soil amendments and compost foliar tea sprays
  • Garden upkeep of pathways, fencing, weeds, and overall presentation
  • Larger seasonal projects
  • Events and fundraising

Volunteer Locations:
Sticks & Stones Garden
197 Huntingtown Rd, Newtown, CT

Catherine Violet Hubbard Sanctuary
3 Old Farm Rd, Newtown, CT

2020 Summer Volunteer Hours at both locations:
Tuesday morning, 6:30 – 11:30 am
Wednesday morning, 6:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday evening, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday morning, 6:30 – 11:30 am

Please email sean@realfoodshare.org for more information.


Jobs & Internships

We are looking for young leaders interested in farming and food security to help us run both of our farms in Newtown, CT during the 2021 growing season. We will have five set days a week and our interns will be responsible for assisting in all planting, harvesting, garden upkeep, and donation procedures. Experience is welcome but not necessary.

Please reach out to  sean@realfoodshare.org as soon as possible if you are interested.


Partner Opportunities

Food insecurity is rising, and there is far more demand for food that we alone can produce. Real Food Share is committed to developing a hyper-local, sustainable food system that produces healthy food for everyone.  We are starting in Newtown, CT and seek to build a network of partners in our region to help those in need.

The more food we grow, the more we can donate.  If you are in Newtown and think your organization may be interested in becoming a production, education, or distribution partner please let us know.

Our efforts to provide the most nutritious food for our community will go farther and faster with your support.  Let us know if you or your company are interested in sponsoring part of our project.

We are excited to partner with like-minded organizations that are trying to make an impact in getting healthy food to people that need it.  We’d be happy to share data, techniques, strategies and more. Let us know if you want to team up.

More than ever there is a need for a localized food system.  If you are an individual or group that wants to create a chapter of Real Food Share, based on your town’s needs and available resources, please reach out to us to start the executive planning process.


Local Farmers

Message to local farmers:

You are the most important players in our local food system. Your work and efforts are invaluable. We have strategies and solutions to donate your surplus produce to local food pantries. If your farm, or farmers market you attend, is within a 15-mile radius of Newtown, CT, we are offering to pick up your excess harvest, and deliver it directly to those in need in our area. Not only will your food donations help people in need, you can also earn tax deductions at the end of the year.

We can pick up your excess produce at Farmers Markets, or any location where you have food to dispose of on your schedule. We will weigh and track all of your donations and provide information you will need for tax deduction purposes.  We will also provide an end of year letter summarizing the amount you have donated.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact me for more details.

Thank you for your time and all that you do for our local food system!

Sean Fitzpatrick
sean@realfoodshare.org
917-575-6811

Donate

Real Food Share runs on the heart and soul of volunteers. Your donation will go toward the costs of our production operations, transportation of food donations, community education, young farmer interns, and the construction of an amazing local food hub.