Harvest Against Hunger
HAH acts as a program incubator and utilizes a team of Harvest VISTA to work with farmers to optimize processes to build sustainable gleaning programs that have minimal impact on their business model. This includes coordinating volunteer groups to glean and harvest produce, addressing issues and challenges related to supply chain management – like the transportation and distribution of gleaned produce. All gleaned produce, which is often nutritionally dense and locally grown, is distributed to food insecure populations through our food bank partners.
Since 2009, HAH has developed more than 25 unique produce recovery projects. In those seven harvest seasons, the HAH program has overseen more than 100 dedicated Harvest VISTA who have gleaned and distributed 3.6+ million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, engaged more than 800 new farmers in hunger relief efforts, all with the help of 16,000 volunteers. And that’s just the beginning: Harvest VISTA build programs that are sustainable and scalable. The positive impact of these programs will benefit for years to come.
Questions? Please contact Benjamin Rasmus, HAH Program Director.
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We’ve learned a lot! See best practices and ideas in the RFH Resource Guide.
Harvest Against Hunger Metrics
Pounds CO2e Reduced
Current Harvest Against Hunger Sites
Harvest VISTA at Providence NEW Hunger Coalition in Colville. Learn more
Harvest VISTA at City Fruit in Seattle. Learn more
Harvest VISTA at WSU Extension in Port Townsend. Learn more
Harvest VISTA at Volunteers of America in Everett. Learn more
Capacity VISTA at Northwest Harvest in Seattle. Learn more
Harvest VISTA at South King County Food Bank Farm. Learn more