Midland Fresh began in 2017 when Mr. Kurt Faust and Mr. Chris Shirk saw a need in Midland County and were inspired to find a way to meet this need. Observing the food insecurity issues present in the Greater Midland Community, Mr. Faust and Mr. Shirk collaborated to put together a mobile food pantry, thus Midland Fresh began.
Midland Fresh is a mobile food pantry that transports fresh produce and other food items to various locations throughout Midland County several times a week between June and September. The produce/food is free to the community, supported by sponsors and local community gardens.
In 2020 the organizers of Midland Fresh approached the Arnold Center to take over this community effort. The Arnold Center officially took over late spring 2020 with the promise to carry on the mission of Mr. Faust and Mr. Shirk, providing free fresh produce to those in need at centrally located community sites.
The summer of 2020 brought new challenges to our community with the Pandemic and the 500 year flood event impacting many people. Midland Fresh pushed forward to meet the increased needs of the community and promises to continue to do so in 2021, hoping to expand the schedule and scope of this humanitarian effort.
Schedule (Weekly June 2021 - September 2021)
Coleman Community Garden 10:00am-10:40am
Whispering Pines (Sanford) 11:30am-12:10pm
West Midland Family Center 1:00pm-1:40pm
Greater Midland North Family Center 10am-10:40am
Oakland Place Apartments 11:30am-12:10pm
Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church 1:00pm-1:40pm
Sanford Strong (Railside Parking Lot) 2:00pm-2:30pm
Longview Elementary 10:00am-10:40am
Cleveland Manor Apartments 11:30am-12:10pm
The Arc & Hidden Harvest 9:00am-3:00pm
A heart felt Thank You the sponsors who make this endeavor possible!
The Gandy Family