A seed giveaway kickoffs the season and introduces Plant a Row for the Hungry to new volunteers!
Online news reports produces the greatest number of both donors and volunteers!
Sending out thank you cards are a great way to show volunteers your appreciation.
An innovative pilot project recovering produce from the county fair.
Two large gardens in Moses Lake create community and a sense of ownership.
Gleaning a u-pick farm will increase the farms publicity while allowing the farm to give back to the community.
Community Services of Moses Lake (CSML) strives to empower the community so that “Friends help friends feed the hungry.” CSML houses the Moses Lake Food Bank and is the distribution hub for 33 partner food banks in 5 counties in Central Washington. These counties include the 3 largest agricultural producers in Washington; Yakima, Benton and Grant counties. In 2012 CSML distributed approximately 120,000 pounds of fresh produce. With the presence of the Harvest Against Hunger VISTA in 2013, that number increased to well over 300,000 lbs. of produce. In 2014, only 68,750 pounds of produce were donated, but in 2015, over 99,675 pounds of produce was collected and distributed. Overall, CSML has collected approximately 757,155 pounds of fresh produce from farmers in the area.