City Fruit’s Community Outreach VISTA is different than most other Harvest Against Hunger VISTA members because there is no direct relationship with the people who own the fruit trees, save for occasionally interacting with them at residential volunteer harvests. City Fruit’s Harvest Manager is responsible…
Donor Relations The support of a strong and well-established organization such as BMAC makes it easier for your program to approach growers and let them know where and how their excess produce will be distributed. Try to make initial contact with potential donors in the…
When a donor invests in the Green Urban Lunch Box, they are directly support GULB’s programs: Back-Farms, FruitShare, Small Farm Initiative, and our Free Farm Stands. 100% of monetary donation goes towards eliminating food insecurity and waste, while supporting local, urban farming efforts in Salt Lake County.
The generosity of donors can be classified into three categories for IRN. Donations received include monetary donations, fruit donations, and donations of miscellaneous supplies; solicitation of all these donation types are leveraged online.
Donor Relations Outreach to donors began in the winter of 2016/2017 when the first VISTA arrived. An Excel file was created that included all local farms, their contact information, types of produce they grow, and an indication of if they were a new or returning…
Creating a strategic plan for donor outreach makes the growing season more bountiful for farmers and food banks alike. Winter is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of farmer downtime to introduce one’s organization or build on an existing relationship..
Agencies are the third side of the triangle of gleaning. Agencies are the places where gleaned food is distributed to those who are in need. Agencies can take a variety of forms. The goal is to get the produce onto the tables of hungry people as quickly and fresh as possible..
Farmers are foundational to the gleaning network. Growers must know that gleaning operations are not trying to “take advantage” of them, or do any harm to their crops, land, or business. It is essential that they understand that we have their interests at heart, as well as the needs of the hungry in our communities..
Farmers, growers, and residential growers and home gardeners provide the donations necessary for the Society of Saint Andrew to function. SoSA’s top priority is to offer amazing customer service to every food provider and reassure them that hungry Americans receive their food donations..