New Website Allows CSA Buyers To Donate Extra Food To Food Pantry

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jul 25, 2012 8:30PM


A rainbow of chards.

There are folks who subscribed to a community-sponsored agriculture (CSA) program from a local farm where they receive a weekly offering of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and maybe dairy products, but they can’t make it to the dropoff point and wasting perfectly edible food in the process.

A new website called Share My Share is being tested out for CSA drop-offs in Logan Square currently that lets people with CSA subscriptions who can’t pick up their weekly drops to donate the contents directly to Elijah’s Pantry, a food kitchen that serves 600 families in Logan Square and Avondale a month.

The project is by Derek Eder, Megan Kelly, Forest Gregg, Aya O'Connor. Eder and Gregg previously collaborated on the ClearStreets snow plow app and the Chicago Public Schools tiers app that explained in simple terms why advanced placement high schools choose the students they do. But this is not an Open City project; it doesn’t use civic data.

Eder told Chicagoist via email the site has been online for two weeks and they facilitated their first successful pickups last weekend.