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Harvest Against Hunger (HAH)

Harvest Against Hunger in northeast Washington is the collaborative effort of Rotary First Harvest, Providence NEW Hunger Coalition, Americorps VISTA, food pantries, and growers. This program utilizes local resources in a produce recovery model that builds partnerships between food pantries and farmers.

As part of a 3-year project, an AmeriCorps VISTA member (known as a Harvest VISTA) will live and work in northeast Washington to engage the community with HAH initiatives (Farm to Food Pantry, Plant-a-Row, gleaning, and Grower’s Roundtable) that support local hunger relief organizations. Through this effort, these volunteers are building sustainable and scalable programs that support local growers while simultaneously improving access to healthier food choices for hungry families.


 

35,669 pounds

Total produce donated, purchased, and gleaned since our project began in 2014.


Farm to Food Pantry

The Farm to Food Pantry project supports local farmers by purchasing their produce to help provide fresh and healthy eating options at local food pantries. In 2014, the Hunger Coalition launched this new program with funding support from the WSDA. Learn more about our local farmers below.

Meet the Growers:

Simple Gifts Farm

Front Porch Farm

Rickey Creek Orchard

Cliffside Orchard

Colville Corn Maze

Gleaning

Our gleaning events take many shapes and forms. From picking plums in your backyard to harvesting 500 pounds of green beans, it all adds up to a healthier community. Click here to learn more about this project on our Gleaning Page.

 

Grower’s Round Table Events

In an effort to capture our local growers vital input on the Purchasing Program, Gleaning Project and general agricultural opportunities of the area the Hunger Coalition and WSU Extension Office partnered to present the first two Grower’s Round Table events in the Fall of 2014.

Fourteen farms were represented at these first two round table events, and their involvement and support has helped guide the development and direction of our projects.

Additional Grower’s Round Table events will be held in the Spring and Fall of 2015. Mileage reimbursement is available for growers, door prizes and appetizers will also be present.

Plant A Row

How many can your Garden feed?
Plant an extra row for you food bank this Spring and help us give hungry families healthier food choices.
Every donation is valued!

Register your crop on Gleanweb or contact the Gleaning Coordinator at 509-690-2687 or email gleaning@newhungercoalition.org

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