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About RFH


pearsConnect & Collaborate:  Core values that guide our work.


As both a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and a program of Rotary District 5030,  RFH connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and others to bring valuable skills and resources into hunger relief efforts in communities across Washington state.

Below are lists of information, including our Mission Statement, Strategic Objectives and information about our Board of Directors, Advisory Council and Staff.

Also below are links to view RFH’s 990 tax return information and financial reviews compiled by an independent outside accounting firm.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding Rotary First Harvest’s work, ongoing programs, partnerships or opportunities.




The mission of Rotary First Harvest is to:

  • Feed the hungry with surplus nutritious food
  • Access and improve food distribution and transportation systems
  • Develop and share innovative hunger relief solutions
  • Engage Rotarians in hunger relief
Strategic Objective One

Engage Rotary Clubs & Members in Rotary First Harvest

To increase support for the work of RFH from both Rotary Clubs and Individual Rotarians with special emphasis on increased financial support and work party participation.

Strategic Objective Two

Expand Access to and Capacity for Handling Nutritious Foods

To build support within the agricultural community for partnerships and networks that increase food procurement and improve food distribution.
Strategic Objective Three

Inspire and Support Hunger Relief in the Rotary World

To establish links to Rotarians outside District 5030 (both in Washington State and beyond) which serve to support the work of Rotary First Harvest and of hunger relief in general
RFH Board of Directors 2016-2017

Note:  All RFH Board members are independent, voting members.

Marite Butners, President, Emerald City Rotary

Lisa Mayfield, Immediate Past President, Seattle #4 Rotary

Bill MacDonald, Treasurer, Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

George Frasier, Secretary, Auburn Rotary

David Schooler, Bellevue Rotary

Morris Kremen, Bellevue Breakfast Rotary

Rebecca Jay, Sammamish Rotary


Jim Tannasse, Covington Rotary

Devon Hay, Seattle Rotaract

Ken Peirce, Lynnwood Rotary

Julie Shott, Kent Rotary

Sten Crissey, Seattle #4 Rotary

Stan Kehl, Bellevue Rotary