About Us

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

Our Policies

Click here to review our Whistleblower policy: Policy_whistleblower 2019

Click here to review our Non-Discrimination Policy: Policy_non-discrimination

Click here to see our Conflict of Interest Policy: 

Financial Information (990 Reports)