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Volunteer Relations in Leavenworth

07.01.2022 in Volunteer Relations

Volunteers are essential to the success of most all gleaning projects. In its first year, Community Harvest relied primarily on a small group of dedicated volunteers, so the second season was successfully focused on expanding the program’s volunteer base. In 2014, Community Harvest moved locations; as…

Market and Visibility of Community Harvest

07.01.2022 in Visibility

Community Harvest promotes its visibility in the community by engaging in as many outreach and marketing opportunities as possible. The majority of the program’s marketing activities include tabling at farmers markets, service fairs, and other community events, as well as presenting to service and school…

Donor Relations in Leavenworth

06.01.2022 in Donor Relations

Throughout its three years, Community Harvest has connected with a range of donors including small- to medium-sized independent farmers who sell to local markets, backyard producers, plant-a-row gardeners, farmers market vendors, and a handful of large scale orchardists. Establishing a large and varied donor base…

Volunteer Relations with Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in Volunteer Relations

One of the main goals of the season was to inform the public about Community Harvest’s successful gleaning projects. But in terms of recruiting volunteers to participate, the project has some improvements to make.  Challenges  1. New project: people were a little hesitant to get…

Making a Visible Mission with Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in Visibility

The Greater Wenatchee Area has an abundance of agricultural outlets, particularly with regards to tree fruit. In order to engage larger, local agricultural companies, Community Harvest contacted large packing and processing facilities such as Stemilt, Crunch Pack, and Tree Top. A memo was sent to these…

History of Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in History

Community Farm Connection (CFC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to supporting small farmers and improving consumer access to locally grown food. CFC supports sustainable agriculture, small diversified farms, and local communities by bringing farmers new opportunities to get their bounty to the consumer. Working…

Lay of the Land with Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in General Resources

In order to effectively start a gleaning project, a VISTA needs to familiarize themselves with the regional hunger relief agencies and the existing food and distribution systems in the communities served. This was accomplished by conducting a regional food bank survey which included questions addressing the…

Creating & Managing Donor Relations with Community Farm Connection

06.01.2022 in Donor Relations

Donor Establishment Process The gleaning coordinator identified local farms that might be interested through either prior affiliation or expressed interest by the donor. (a) Often a tri-fold explaining what Community Harvest does along with some frequently asked questions was mailed or emailed to potential donors. (b) When possible, face-to-face contact was made to…

Volunteer Outreach with Clark County Food Bank

05.01.2022 in Volunteer Relations

Recruitment There are many ways to help potential volunteers discover the fun and enriching volunteer opportunities available to them. Always start with your organization’s current volunteer base to recruit for a new gleaning program. Let your existing volunteer base know that friends, family, or affiliated…

Marketing with Clark County Food Bank

05.01.2022 in Visibility

There are many different ways to engage your community with your organization. Try different tactics to draw people in, because once you do, they will be glad to learn about what you’re doing! Table at popular community events. Make your display vibrant, inviting, educational and…

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