We make connections to help get surplus produce to hungry people
As both a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and a program of Rotary District 5030, Harvest Against Hunger works with farmers, truckers, volunteers and others to bring valuable skills and resources into hunger relief efforts in communities across Washington state and beyond.
Below are lists of information, including our Mission Statement, Strategic Objectives, information about our Board of Directors and staff, policies, and financial reports.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding Harvest Against Hunger’s work, ongoing programs, partnerships or opportunities.
Big Picture: Mission, Vision, Strategies
- Increasing access to nutritious foods builds healthier communities
- Food loss and waste can be transformed into opportunities
- Collaboration strengthens the hunger relief system
- Ensuring equity of access to nutritious food across communities
- Healthy food is a human right
To help feed hungry people with surplus nutritions produce, we:
Connect farmers, transportation providers and food banks;
Develop and share innovative hunger relief solutions; and,
Engage the public in hunger relief.
Develop strategies and best practices for three key areas impacting hunger and food waste:
1) The future of farming
2) The future of transportation and trucking
3) The future of food waste
Support and expand advocacy for legislation that addresses hunger issues at the city, county and state levels.
Assess and evaluate organizational activities and the effects of those activities to help reduce hunger and food waste.
Our People: Board and Staff
Jim Tanasse – President
Julie Shott – Vice President
Bob Olson – Secretary
Stan Kehl – Treasurer
Devon Ahud – Member
Rosemary Aragon – Member
Wendi Fischer – Member
Rebecca Jay – Member
Kathy Johnson – Member
Morris Kremen – Member
Bill MacDonald – Member
Lisa Mayfield – Member
Adam Mihlstin – Member
Pam Romine – Member
John Sheller – Member
David Siebert – Member
David Bobanick – Executive Director
Katy Boehm – Program and Administrative Director
Lori Church – Development Director
Chris LaRoche – Harvest VISTA Program Director
Maria Mendez-Francisco – Harvest VISTA Team Leader
Gayle Lautenschlager – King County Farmers Share VISTA