Volunteer Outreach with Fish Food Bank

14.01.2022 in Volunteer Relations

As a first-year project, volunteer outreach and recruitment during 2013 were some of the highest priorities for the coordinator. Although FISH is supported by regular volunteers, a contact list for volunteers specifically willing to glean had not been created. The best pools for recruitment were…

Overview of Fish Food Bank

14.01.2022 in History

In the summer of 2008, the Food Access Coalition of Kittitas County (consisting of Heifer International, FISH Food Bank, Hope Source, WSU Extension, and Master Gardeners) made it a priority and goal to implement a gleaning project to augment existing programs that help provide better…

Donor Relations with Fish Food Bank

14.01.2022 in Donor Relations

Within the first week of service, the coordinator started attending monthly Food Access Coalition meetings. The Coalition’s members had a strong understanding of the county’s agricultural landscape and shared that knowledge. Because they had personal relationships with farmers, coalition members were able to introduce the…

Scheduled Cull Pick-ups with Fish Food Bank

14.01.2022 in Culls/ Harvested

The largest contribution of gleaned food at Fish Food Bank came from cull pick-ups. After farmers markets, growers usually have produce that will not last until the following market, which can be culled. These cull pick-ups were regularly scheduled for Monday or Tuesday – as…

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