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
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.
Harvest VISTA Lynsey Horne is wrapping up two years of service with Slow Food SW WA & Urban Abundance in Vancouver, WA in February. As her term comes to a close, she’s been reflecting on what the organization has accomplished and how it changed over the course
After all boards had collected their unique compositions, the leader of the Arizona Serve Public Art team, Louis Kaczmarzyk, facilitated an arrangement activity on the Wednesday prior to the final step in creating the composition.
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.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 disproportionately affected marginalized populations such as the elderly and refugees. In collaboration with Food Innovation Network (FIN), the International Rescue Committee New Roots program and HAH VISTA Anastasia coordinated the delivery of 50 bags of fresh produce weekly to low-income seniors in SeaTac and Tukwila.
Since March, Massachusetts has had one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and the state is now seeing a staggering proportion of the community facing food insecurity.
The Green Urban Lunch Box (GULB) is a food justice non-profit organization and urban farm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. GULB created the Community Huddle Program to cultivate community engagement and foster relationships with volunteers and staff. The ultimate goal is to facilitate a
While most food banks faced the decision of either continuing modified food distribution or closing their facilities due to the risks of COVID-19, the South Seattle College food pantry (SSC), a 2nd-year King County Farmers Share participant, is juggling both!
Agency and Ingenuity during COVID-19: A look into the 2020 Farm to Food Bank Program on Vashon Island
At the Vashon-Maury Community Food Bank, the Harvest VISTA, Abigail Findley, is creating an equitable and transparent Farm to Food Bank purchasing system.
The idea for a refugee community art project focuses on art functioning as a proud representation of refugees in the Tucson community and a platform to express creative, mental, and emotional wellness.