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Sharing Produce in our Community

Mansfield Fresh Food Drive


The Mansfield Food Drive is a RESPOND initiative that engages home fruit & vegetable growers in our community to donate excess produce which is then packaged and provided to families in need.

So, how does it work?

Step 1

We engage with home fruit & vegetable growers in our community who often find themselves with an excess of produce come harvest time.

Step 2

We invite local growers in our community to donate their excess produce; as much or as little as they may have.

Step 3

Our local volunteers will accept the produce from growers and sort it to present to families.

Step 4

Local Families attend to collect produce at no cost to them. Our volunteers are there to provide assistance and answer any questions the families may have.

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Would you like to be involved?

+ Produce donations / collections occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month between 8.30am - 10.30am at St John's Church Hall @ 43 Highett St Mansfield.


For more information contact Pamela by email at


For volunteering opportunities contact Lucy by email at

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Get to Know Your Produce

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Beetroot is a good source of vitamin C, iron, folate and magnesium. It is also a great source of dietary fibre.

Grilled Vegetables


Eggplant is a good source of vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 helps your body form red blood cells and maintain brain function.

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Pumpkin is a great source of vitamin A (supports healthy vision) and vitamin C (supports a healthy immune system). It is also a great source of fibre.



When eating tomatoes raw or cooked, add a little olive oil to increase absorption of carotenoids, which our bodies convert into Vitamin A. Vitamin A supports immunity and eyesight.

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Leeks are a good source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain iron, iron transports oxygen around the body. They are also a good source of fibre which keeps our tummies happy!



Rhubarb is rich in antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins (which give it its red color) and proanthocyanidins. These antioxidants have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.

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Silverbeet is a good source of iron, vitamins K, A and C and calcium. It is full of antioxidants and the vitamins within it help to prevent inflammation. 



Radishes are a good source of vitamin C, folate and riboflavin (B2). They contain minerals such as calcium, potassium (helps to regulate blood pressure), & manganese (involved in the regulation of brain & nerve function). 

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Zucchinis are great for digestion as they are rich in both water and fibre! They are also a source of vitamin C. 

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