The Palouse region of eastern Washington and northern Idaho grows lentils and wheat of international demand, and is also home to countless small farms who work with local restaurants and farmers markets. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many avenues for distribution and income have disappeared or have been severely constricted.
Food Bank Tag
No one prepares to be a Harvest VISTA during a pandemic. That wasn’t in the online AmeriCorps training manual. Not many people think volunteer work is going to be exciting. What an extraordinary time to be a volunteer!
Sending out thank you cards, pruning trees, and public outreach at Good Cheer Food Bank.
Harvest VISTA Benji shares his experience with developing and implementing a gleaning process event that resulted in 55 lbs of applesauce that were donated to a local food bank.
Talked to the community about food insecurity on the Palouse.