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..
SoSA Florida’s diverse volunteer base runs the demographic and geographic spectrum. Throughout the entire state, our volunteers represent various ages, religions, orientations, creeds, and ethnicities. Outreach and recruitment efforts reflect this variety. In person outreach occurs at hunger related or environmental conferences, religious services, volunteer expos, schools, and community meetings..
Big Impact Despite a Small Size: Leveraging Community Partnerships to Achieve Better Results at Urban Abundance09.03.2020 in Partnerships
Urban Abundance is still a small, very grassroots non-profit; in 2018-2020, VISTA was the only paid staff. As such, the BOD and staff maintain and leverage healthy community relations that support the organization’s work.
Urban Abundance harvests and tends backyard and community orchards in Clark County, WA. With just one staff person for outreach and programming, it helps to be intentional and realistic about marketing strategies, and leveraging community partnerships remains paramount to outreach efforts.
Donor Relations for the OIC are split into two sections: material donations and food donations. The short but sweet first half is donations for the community garden. OIC Garden’s main donor is Lowes, and their contact person is Ryan Milton or Josh Rowhes..
Harvest Against Hunger VISTA’s first year in Yakima was establishing and showcasing the projects and goals through community engagement and partnership development by starting to let people know what the program is by word of mouth, emails, flyers, information booths, etc..
In Yakima, the program has three types of volunteers: out-of-town groups, in-town groups, and individual volunteers. Our recruitment and management strategies are different for each..
At IRC Seattle, a food system orientation is a service provided for newly arrived refugees, asylees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, and other immigrants. The purpose of the orientation is to help IRC clients navigate the industrial food system in the United States..