Communication, training and appreciation
Directory: people, places and organizations to contact
BMAC's strong reputation elevates relationships
BMAC houses Walla Walla Community Harvest
How volunteers used advertisement to encourage farmers to donate produce at farmers' markets
Don’t underestimate what a backyard garden or community garden plot can grow! Encourage residential or community gardens to participate in the gleaning program by donating excess produce or a plot.
Teaching low-income community members to preserve seasonally abundant produce
Cooking classes and kids planting activities can be a fun way to educate and engage the community with fresh produce that is collected.
Culls and harvested donations can contribute significant to the about of produce an emergency food provider receives. This form of donation also creates alternative opportunities for volunteerism.
Take advantage of your community! WWCH partnered with two religious institutions to establish fresh produce donation bins at each location.
What to ask growers, how to organize volunteers, how to move produce, how to best record volunteerism & food transactions, and everything in between!
Distribution of seeds and plant starts for Plant-A-Row for the Hungry.
A food bank garden plot in a community garden.
Gleaning from orchards, farms, gardens, cull bins and the Farmer’s Market.
Nutrition Education with recipe cards and cooking classes.