Increasing Access to Nutritious Food in our Community
Project Harvest aims to increase access to nutritious food in Snohomish County. We connect local growers, food banks, and volunteers to get fresh, local produce into the hands and bellies of the food insecure in our community. We recognize that access to fresh produce is particularly hard for those on a limited budget. We need your help to make nutritious, fresh produce more accessible to all.
There are many ways to get involved. Project Harvest recruits and trains volunteers to harvest surplus produce. Whether out in the field, at a farmers market, or even in your own backyard, this is a great opportunity to ensure that all local produce has the chance to make it to a plate while fighting hunger in our community.
On Call Field Gleaner
Help us harvest fruit and vegetables for food banks on local farms or in backyards. Sign up for the Glean Team and spend a morning or afternoon picking blueberries, harvesting apples, or uprooting carrots for our hungry neighbors. Opportunities are ongoing May through November, and periodically during the winter months. Email us to sign up for Project Harvest's monthly newsletter to stay informed about upcoming gleaning events.
Farmers Market Recovery
Interested in a long-term volunteer position? Enjoy a local Farmers Market while helping to increase access to nutritious food in our community. Simply pick up surplus produce at the end of the market each week, and then deliver the produce to the VOAWW Snohomish County Food Bank Distribution Center located in Everett. These family-friendly volunteer position span five months, and multiple Farmers Market locations are available.
We are in Need of Fruit Trees
As the Spring and Summer approach, we are looking for fruit trees that just aren't harvested the way they've been in the past. Project Harvest will pick your fruit and distribute it to Snohomish County Food Banks. To register your fruit tree with the Glean Team, complete this form.
Register Your Crop
We recognize it is not always ideal for local, small scale growers to harvest their entire crop. We would love to provide volunteers to redirect this produce to those who need it. Register and donate your surplus produce with Project Harvest, no matter how big or small the bounty.
Plant A Row
Fresh produce is an essential component in a healthy diet, but it's very easy to cross off of a grocery list when a budget is tight. Plant a Row is a great opportunity for local gardeners to help provide hungry members of our community with fresh, local produce. We are looking for gardeners to grow an extra row or two, and help fight hunger from your own backyard! We happily accept donations of fruit, vegetables or fresh herbs. Click here to enroll in the Plant a Row program.
Spread the Word
Share Project Harvest with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Whether it is around the dinner table, through social media, or by printing out a poster or the information provided below, no task is too small. With our modern technology, you can fight hunger from your desk. . .or even your couch!