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Fresh Produce Distribution

During the COVID-19 outbreak we are offering Fresh Produce Pickups, where families can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread by driving up in their cars or by walking up to three Saint Paul locations. Please read information below about how to attend a Fresh Produce Pickup at each site.

During the COVID-19 outbreak we are offering Fresh Produce Pickups, where families can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread by driving up in their cars or by walking up to three Saint Paul locations. Please read information below about how to attend a Fresh Produce Pickup at each site.

 

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FAQs

FAQs

   
Are Fresh Produce Pickups safe during COVID-19? Are Fresh Produce Pickups safe during COVID-19?
Fresh Produce Pickups are designed to keep people safe while also providing produce to the community during COVID-19. Using a curbside pickup model, you can stay in your car and receive produce to make sure you don’t have contact with others. If you are walking up, we will have everyone spaced 6 feet apart to make sure people can be safe.
Fresh Produce Pickups are designed to keep people safe while also providing produce to the community during COVID-19. Using a curbside pickup model, you can stay in your car and receive produce to make sure you don’t have contact with others. If you are walking up, we will have everyone spaced 6 feet apart to make sure people can be safe.
Please wear a mask if you have one! Please wear a mask if you have one!
What can I expect to receive at a Fresh Produce Pickup? What can I expect to receive at a Fresh Produce Pickup?
You can expect 15-25 pounds of fresh produce!
You can expect 15-25 pounds of fresh produce!
You will get a variety of bulk produce that changes every distribution. We will almost always have potatoes and bread, but we won’t be able to confirm what produce you’ll receive until the day of the event. You will get a variety of bulk produce that changes every distribution. We will almost always have potatoes and bread, but we won’t be able to confirm what produce you’ll receive until the day of the event.
How many times can I go to a Fresh Produce Pickup? How many times can I go to a Fresh Produce Pickup?
You can go to as many Fresh Produce Distributions as you want!
You can go to as many Fresh Produce Distributions as you want!
You are welcome to come to every distribution! However, at Francis Basket, we ask that you try to limit your produce box shops to once a week to ensure that we have enough boxes in stock for everyone. You are welcome to come to every distribution! However, at Francis Basket, we ask that you try to limit your produce box shops to once a week to ensure that we have enough boxes in stock for everyone.
What time should I come to a Fresh Produce Pickup? What time should I come to a Fresh Produce Pickup?
We ask that you not come earlier than 30 minutes before the event time. If you arrive earlier than 30 minutes before, you will not be able to line up and reserve your spot early- we will ask you to wait somewhere else. This helps us manage lines and make sure that people do not have to wait a long time to receive produce.
We ask that you not come earlier than 30 minutes before the event time. If you arrive earlier than 30 minutes before, you will not be able to line up and reserve your spot early- we will ask you to wait somewhere else. This helps us manage lines and make sure that people do not have to wait a long time to receive produce.
What do I need to bring? What do I need to bring?
You do not need to bring anything to receive produce!
You do not need to bring anything to receive produce!
If you are walking, bring your own carts and bags if you have them. If you are walking, bring your own carts and bags if you have them.
How do I sign up or register for Fresh Produce Pickups? How do I sign up or register for Fresh Produce Pickups?
We will be doing registration at the event from your car or in-person.
We will be doing registration at the event from your car or in-person.
We DO NOT ask for any identifying information (name, birthdate, address). We ask the following information that is anonymous: We DO NOT ask for any identifying information (name, birthdate, address). We ask the following information that is anonymous:
1. Zip code 1. Zip code
2. Number of people in the household (children, adults, and seniors)
2. Number of people in the household (children, adults, and seniors)

3. If you use our food shelf/ if you have attended a Fresh Produce Distribution in the past 3. If you use our food shelf/ if you have attended a Fresh Produce Distribution in the past
We use this information to know how many total people we served at each event. We use this information to know how many total people we served at each event.
How do I get to a Fresh Produce Pickup? How do I get to a Fresh Produce Pickup?
You can walk or drive to a Fresh Produce Pickup location.
You can walk or drive to a Fresh Produce Pickup location.
If you are able to drive, please plan to remain in your car- we will bring produce to you. If you plan to walk to the distribution, we will have waiting areas set 6 feet apart for people to wait for produce. If you are able to drive, please plan to remain in your car- we will bring produce to you. If you plan to walk to the distribution, we will have waiting areas set 6 feet apart for people to wait for produce.
If you are driving to a Fresh Produce Pickup, you must line up in the designated Drive-Up Line on the street listed below. You will not be allowed into the distribution unless you follow the traffic procedures at the site. If you are driving to a Fresh Produce Pickup, you must line up in the designated Drive-Up Line on the street listed below. You will not be allowed into the distribution unless you follow the traffic procedures at the site.

Please read about how to get to each pickup site below:

Please read about how to get to each pickup site below: