Harvest Against Hunger Program

Harvest Against Hunger (formerly Rotary First Harvest) make connections to help get surplus produce to hungry people.  As both a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and a program of Rotary District 5030, Harvest Against Hunger works with farmers, truckers, volunteers and others to bring valuable skills and resources into hunger relief efforts in communities across Washington state and beyond.
Since its founding in 1982, this regional program has collected and distributed well in excess of 100 million pounds of produce. HAH acts as a conduit between farmers and the programs that serve hungry individuals and families in our region.  Farmers are occasionally left with surplus fruits and vegetables that can't be sold due to minor imperfections (such as carrots with two legs or apples that are the wrong size or color), or might not be harvested because of a glut on the market.
Traditionally, this nutritious produce would be sent to a landfill or left to rot in the fields.  Instead, HAH directs it to those in need.  Typically this means sending the excess produce to the warehouse where it gets broken into smaller units for distribution to food banks throughout the Puget Sound area.

Harvest Against Hunger Work Parties

Rotarians are welcome to participate in work parties at the Northwest Harvest warehouse.  These work parties are scheduled currently from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Information about the volunteer opportunities, COVID-19 response, and directions to the Northwest Harvest warehouse may be found at the Harvest Against Hunger Volunteer Hub.  Rotarians should check the Volunteer Hub for changes to instructions, dates, times, and other details.
Contact:  Bob Auslander