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05.05.2017 in AmeriCorps, Community Food Share, National Pilot

The Harvest Against Hunger National Pilot sites have been busy building community connections and partnerships this winter. The Community Food Share in Louisville, Colorado, received a donation of rainbow chard from a connection made by the Harvest VISTA placed there. She was thrilled to receive…

AmeriCorps Action Day at Elk Run Farm

19.04.2017 in AmeriCorps, Elk Run Food Bank Farm

On April 13, Rotary First Harvest and Elk Run Farm hosted an AmeriCorps Action Day to celebrate national service and tell the stories of the AmeriCorps members who serve with us. The recently proposed federal budget calls for cutting funding for the Corporation for National and…

MLK Day of Service at Elk Run Farm

21.01.2017 in Elk Run Food Bank Farm, Uncategorized

United Way of King County helps bring together community members from all over the region with organizations in need of volunteers, by offering several opportunities throughout the year where nonprofits can host work parties and tap into United Way’s vast resources. One of these events…

Season of Thanksgiving

23.11.2016 in Uncategorized

We are thankful for many things this time of year: for sharing good meals with loved ones; for our dedicated Harvest VISTA, who are winding down another busy season of growing programs and harvesting fresh food for hungry people; and for our brand new Harvest…

Cameo Apple Harvest

27.10.2016 in Uncategorized

Tucked away in a picturesque valley in Cashmere, WA USA, a three-acre orchard of cameo apples was ground zero for a remarkable collaboration of Rotarians and community hunger-relief efforts. It also served as a wonderful example of how Rotary First Harvest’s Harvest Against Hunger program…

Sowing Seeds and Sharing Plants

16.06.2016 in Sno-Valley Harvest

It’s amazing what a few old packets seeds, a little dirt, water, sun, and community can create. After exceeding their retail germination dates a few boxes full of “expired” seeds made their way to the VOAWW Everett Food Bank. As anyone who spends time in…

A Beautiful Bolt

04.04.2016 in Volunteers of America Everett

Bolting is an agricultural term that describes the natural attempt of a crop to produce a flowering stem. For farmers this could be an unplanned disaster, triggered by weather conditions, that rapidly leads to a less than tasty crop. However, with an available team of…

The Mosquito Fleet

30.03.2016 in Growing Connections NWH, Providence NEW Hunger Coalition

  Nils Johnson is the Ag Program Coordinator for the WSU Extension in Stevens County. Matt Morse is a Harvest Against Hunger Americorps VISTA with Rotary First Harvest, placed with the Providence NEW Hunger Coalition. Nils’ work with the Harvest Against Hunger program led him to…