Engaging the Community with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Volunteer Relations

The same laws that protect commercial donors apply to individual donors. The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act protects all food donors and gleaners from criminal and civil liability. With the liability issue covered, the focus turns to program development and donor recruitment. For this, marketing materials are…

Getting the Word Out with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Visibility

Garden Centers Establishing a relationship with local garden centers provides an excellent platform for promoting Plant a Row where gardeners are purchasing goods in preparation for and maintenance of their gardens. Some ways garden centers have promoted the program have been displaying posters and brochures…

Building a Strategic Partnerships with Second Harvest Tri-Cities

13.05.2022 in Partnerships

To succeed in retaining well-meaning volunteers or donors you must be able to demonstrate the necessity of their participation by connecting them with a problem that has a mutually beneficial solution. In the development of a PAR program those solutions may look like this: Community…

How to network with food assistance organization – Wholesaling

09.05.2022 in Partnerships

How to network with food assistance organization – Wholesaling with Farm to Community at Harvest Against Hunger Many farmers want to get involved in food assistance programming in their communities, whether to build wholesaling relationships, assist in community-building projects, or some combination of the two….

Culturally Relevant Foods with Tacoma Farmers Market

09.05.2022 in General Resources

The term “culturally-relevant” first referred to teaching practices and was coined by the scholar, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in the early 1990s. Dr. Ladson-Billings stated that maintaining the integrity of a person’s culture while being academically successful, is the goal of a culturally-relevant teaching style (source…

Collaborating with Community with Tacoma Farmers Market

09.05.2022 in Partnerships

Partnerships that rely on shared goals in the realm of food access often revolve around a target community, the food insecure population or the low-income population. Often, these two communities overlap. In general, a suggested first goal for an organisation serving historically marginalised communities, is…

Volunteer Relations with Tacoma Farmers Market

09.05.2022 in Volunteer Relations

Tacoma Farmers Market (TFM) provides volunteer opportunities for all ages, abilities, and comfort levels. There are numerous projects and areas within TFM that are successful because of its volunteers. For instance, TFM’s home delivery program is mostly run by a small group of dedicated volunteer…

Marketing and Visibility with Tacoma Farmers Market

09.05.2022 in Visibility

Partnering with other community organisations One of the most important things a business can do is understand the wants and needs of the target audience and community. Businesses or markets that are new to a specific location should first reach out to community partners that…

Donor Relations at Boston Area Gleaners

05.05.2022 in Donor Relations

GRANTSThe Development Team works all year to source and write grants that will fund Boston Area Gleaner’s programs. In the past few years, BAG has received large government grants (including a USDA hunger relief grant during COVID-19) that funded BAG’s large distribution programs. Grants were…