Farm to Food Pantry Project

2014 Farm to Food Pantry Report

In 2014 Rotary First Harvest, the Washington Food Coalition and the Washington State Department of Agriculture pilot tested a new model at three Harvest Against Huger site locations to purchase produce directly from growers for distribution in the emergency hunger system.

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2015 Farm to Food Pantry Report

Distributing fresh produce into the emergency food system is critically important to many people who work in hunger relief. Purchasing produce directly from a farmer is one method of doing so that produces a positive impact for both farmer and food bank.

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2016 Farm to Food Pantry Report

The Farm to Food Pantry program leverages targeted WSDA grants (matched in part by local funding sources) to facilitate collaboration between local growers and emergency food providers that increases the quality and quantity of fresh fruits and vegetables available to clients and supports the economic viability of local farming operations.

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