Community Harvest Gleaning Program

What We Do

Community Harvest envisions a healthy community with access to fresh, locally grown foods for every community member. We work towards this vision by mobilizing volunteers to harvest excess and unmarketable produce from local farms, orchards, and backyards.  This produce is then distributed to existing emergency food providers in Chelan and Douglas counties.

2017: Our Impact in Numbers

  • 39,694 lbs of food gleaned and donated to local food banks and meal programs
  • 131 volunteers donated over 400 hours to the program
  • Partnered with 58 growers and organized 102 gleaning events
  • Supported three local farms by purchasing over 900 lbs of produce with our Farm to Food Pantry grant
  • Increased crop variety by 51% over 2016 

Reports

View our 2017 Gleaning Report

View our 2016 Gleaning Report

Get Involved

Community Harvest is supported by people passionate about increasing access to good nutrition, reducing food waste, and supporting local farmers.  Help us build a healthier community for everyone!

Volunteer to Glean

Gleaning events usually last 2 hours and are a great way to spend some quality time outdoors at our local farms and orchards while harvesting food for local food banks.  To sign-up, please contact us through our volunteer page.  You can also click on this link for a calendar of scheduled gleans.

Donate Your Fresh Produce

Farms and Orchards- We will coordinate volunteers to glean at your site.  Contact the Gleaning Coordinator at gleaning@uvmend.org, or call 509-548-0408

Farmstands and Markets- Call the Gleaning Coordinator at 509-548-0408 to arrange a pick-up for your excess or unmarketable produce, or email gleaning@uvmend.org

Backyard Growers- Find an area food bank and contact them about your interest in donating: Greater Wenatchee Valley Community Resource Brochure. If you need assistance harvesting please contact the Gleaning Coordinator at gleaning@uvmend.org or 509-548-0408.

Support Outreach Efforts

Facebook- Follow and like Community Harvest on our Facebook Page

Outreach- Help staff booths at local events, hang flyers, and increase awareness and support for the Community Harvest program.  Contact the Gleaning Coordinator at gleaning@uvmend.org or 509-548-0408 to get involved.

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