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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…

Volunteering at the OIC Food Bank

05.05.2022 in General/ Logistics, Volunteer Relations

Volunteer Process and Systems Overview Gleaning isn’t the only way to volunteer at OIC of Washington. Volunteers can donate their time at the OIC Food Bank, located at 1419 Hathaway Street in Yakima, Washington. The food bank is a part of the OIC campus, so…

History of the NEW Hunger Coalition

25.02.2022 in History

In 2011, Providence Health Care Stevens County identified hunger as one of the leading issues in Stevens County. With the goal of finding gaps in services, fourteen of the region’s leading organizations in supplemental food distribution were brought together to discuss the challenges they faced. What resulted was…

Outreach and Recruitment with Kitsap Public Health District

21.01.2022 in Volunteer Relations

The gleaning coordinator works to network with interested stakeholders, partners, and potential volunteers while showcasing accomplishments. Outreach, engagement, recruitment, and retention are the building blocks to a sustainable volunteer relationship. OUTREACH A successful gleaning program is reliant on a few invested volunteers and lots of…