Harvest Against Hunger (formerly Rotary First Harvest) connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and foodbanks to reduce hunger and food waste.

Our Mission:

To feed people experiencing hunger with surplus nutritious produce,

  • We connect farmers, produce packing facilities, transportation providers and food banks;
  • We develop and share innovative hunger relief solutions; and,
  • We engage the public in hunger relief.
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Healthy servings of fruits and vegetables we've provided those in need.

Volunteer at a work party!

Join us at our next Harvest Against Hunger work party. Every month, Rotarians, friends and family gather on a Saturday morning to help repack some of the healthy produce Harvest Against Hunger brings in to our hunger relief partners. Click here to learn more about the work parties and to register to attend.  

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Hunger and Food Waste

Every day, millions of pounds of the food grown in the United States goes to waste, while an estimated 1 in 6 children suffer from hunger and food insecurity.   In Washington, roughly 1.15 million people turn to food pantries or hot meal programs to meet a basic human need.

Harvest Against Hunger plays a unique role in the hunger relief system by connecting farmers, transportation providers, produce packers, volunteers and hunger relief organizations to move healthy produce from farms and fields to the plates of those in need. 

Learn more about the issue of food waste here.

What we do

We build connections to help get surplus produce to those in need.

Core Work: Produce Donations

We work with large-scale agricultural partners to find truckload-sized donations of healthy fruits and vegetables to distribute to partner agencies.  Click here to learn more.

Core Work: Trucking Donations

Getting donations of produce is half the job. Next, we connect with local trucking companies, trucking schools and others to arrange donated trucking to delivery the produce to our hunger relief partners. Click here to learn more.

Harvest VISTA: National

Our Harvest VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with local programs to build and improve connections between farmers and hunger relief groups. Click here to learn more.

Harvest VISTA: Washington

Our Harvest VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with local programs to build and improve connections between farmers and hunger relief groups. Click here to learn more.

Farm to Food Pantry

Connecting small-scale growers with local hunger relief partners across Washington to develop wholesale connections to get nutrient dense fruits and vegetables to those in need. Click here to learn more.

King County Farmers Share

We’re connecting farmers with hunger relief programs in King County, WA to build a stronger and healthier food system.

Refrigerator Capacity Grants

Providing grant funding to help hunger relief programs invest in capacity to handle perishable donations. Click here to learn more.

Computers for Food Pantries

We’re providing computers and software to help  food pantries and meal programs across Washington technology to be more efficient and effective. Click here to learn more.