The Greater Wenatchee Area has an abundance of agricultural outlets, particularly with regards to tree fruit. In order to engage larger, local agricultural companies, Community Harvest contacted large packing and processing facilities such as Stemilt, Crunch Pack and Tree Top. A memo was sent to these organizations and handed out at most outreach events for the year. This effort resulted in a small donation from one of the companies. These efforts will be repeated in an attempt to keep agencies at all levels engaged in the local gleaning project.
In summary, the tactic of Community Harvest is to engage as many different organizations as possible within the greater Wenatchee area in order to increase visibility of the gleaning project. This has proven successful on many levels including importantly increasing communication between and among hunger relief agencies.
Word of mouth
Participating at food banks
Community Farm Connection (CFC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting small farmers and improving consumer access to locally grown food. CFC supports sustainable agriculture, small diversified farms and local communities by bringing farmers new opportunities to get their bounty to the consumer.