Rotary First Harvest | About RFH

About RFH

Connect & Collaborate: Core values that guide our work.

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

Below are lists of information, including our Mission Statement, Strategic Objectives, information about our Board of Directors and staff, and RFH policies and financial reports.

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


• 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 the work of 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 2: Expand access to and capacity for handling nutritious foods

To build partnerships and networks that increase food procurement and improve food distribution.

Strategic Objective 3: 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 2017-2018

Lisa Mayfield, President

Jim Tanasse, President-elect

David Schooler, Treasurer

Bill MacDonald, Secretary

Morris Kremen

Rebecca Jay

Howard Cohen

Devon Hay

Sten Crissey

Stan Kehl

Vijya Patel

Rosemary Aragon

Julie Shott

Bob Olson

Pam Romine

RFH Staff

David Bobanick, Executive Director
Katy Boehm, Program & Operations Director
Lori Church, Development Director
Beth Baker, HAH Program Director