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Welcome, Samara!

Samara Elaine Gonzalez, commonly called Elaine, is proud to be a part of the team at Tacoma Farmers Market (TFM) where she is serving her AmeriCorps VISTA term. Elaine recently graduated with a Masters degree in Nutrition Science and Research centering her thesis on evaluating

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Welcome, Gabe!

Gabe Gibbens is from Iowa City, IA and is serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the OIC of Washington in Yakima, WA. He went to college at the University of San Francisco where he received his BA in environmental studies with an economics minor. During

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Welcome, Dani!

Dani Dolphin is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, the traditional homelands of the Dakhóta Thamákhočhe. She spent the winter cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and perfecting her sourdough focaccia recipe. At the University of Vermont, Dani studied Environmental Education, Justice and Sustainability. She comes to Harvest Against Hunger

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Welcome, Gillian!

A lifelong New Englander, Gillian D’Acierno first moved to the Northeast Kingdom in 2019 to serve as an educator at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, where she got hooked on gleaning with Salvation Farms. She’s excited to be back in the Kingdom and

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Welcome, Jordyn!

Jordyn Egbert is a graduate of Western Washington University with a BA in Environmental Studies. She is currently pursuing a certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington. Jordyn grew up in Leavenworth and Seattle, Washington. She serves as an AmeriCorps Vista Fundraising and

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Produce Buyers Club How-To: Setting Up Vendor Invoicing Protocols

Lorie Bonham serves as a Harvest VISTA at Concrete Jungle in Atlanta, GA, coordinating volunteers and emerging programs. Since its founding in 2009, Concrete Jungle has rescued and redirected 117,583 pounds of produce (470,335 servings) to hunger relief organizations in Georgia. They credit their success

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Welcome, Aaron!

We’re excited to welcome Aaron New as our newest Harvest VISTA Leader! Originally from West Virginia, he relocated to Washington state in 2018 to “adventure and explore a place that has fascinated me since I was a kid.” Previously, he has served as an AmeriCorps

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Welcome, Ellis!

Ellis Fahsholtz is from Kirkland, Washington with a background in environmental science and nonprofit administration. She spent the last five years working towards her BA and MBA in Salem, Oregon, and was lucky to be involved in the network of environmental and social nonprofits. At

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King County Farmers “CARE” and the Outreach Olympics

Maddie Price serves as a Harvest VISTA at Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) in Seattle, WA, coordinating the King County Farmers Share (KCFS) program, which is an expansion of the statewide Farm to Food Pantry program that HAH manages with the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

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Abigail Findley’s Amazing Year of Service as a Harvest VISTA

During the first week of March, Abigail was eager to present a lesson on food security to students at Chautauqua elementary as they kicked off their March Food Drive. A week later the schools closed down, and on March 25th Governor Inslee announced the stay at home order, and all non-essential businesses and activities were prohibited.

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