How to train, coordinate and appreciate volunteers. Lastly, should volunteers be able to take food home?
SCCAA started from scratch in building and developing the image of its produce recovery project. Read more to learn how they did so.
How to develop a program and manage logistics related to after hour donations, food bank partnership, transportation materials and a method for exchanging materials
Outreach methods for community gardeners: how to build incentives, attend events, market at garden stores and track donations
Getting nearby food bank and hunger relief agencies is critical for the success of any gleaning program. See what SCCAA did to collaborate in their community.
You can find economical harvesting tools anywhere with a little creativity and resourcefulness!
Always check with the farmer or gardener to determine if crops are to be picked selectively or harvested completely. Also, ask if there’s a preferred harvesting technique. Learn about how to harvest certain crops here.
Harvest Against Hunger continued its partnership with Community Action of Skagit County Agency for a third year in 2013. Gleaning and donations tripled with an increase in grower and volunteer participation. The program expanded into farm donations, continued fruit tree harvests, alliances with food bank and community gardens, fostered donations from home gardeners and farmers markets.