It's really quite simple. We are asking YOU to pledge the number of pounds of food you will donate and/or the number of hours you plan to volunteer this harvest season (September 21st - October 21st).
Harvest Share-People Care is about sharing abundance - the abundance of gardens in the midst of the fall harvest, the abundance of creativity and enthusiasm that people all over the US are bringing to nearly 100 Transition Initiatives in their communities and the dozens of other communities who are building more new Initiatives and the abundance of good that we can do to by making our communities more resilient and building connections with our neighbors.
Individuals and communities who are participating in Harvest Share-People Care will do everything from volunteer at a food bank to open their community garden to a gleaning day to share their harvest with their community, donate produce to a food pantry or soup kitchen or help a local school to prepare a winter garden bed.
There are far too many examples of actions that embrace the concept of 'Harvest Share - People Care' to list here. Here is a list of fairly popular actions that individuals and community groups like Transition initiatives are doing:
Since 1980, food banks throughout the United States have been participating in the time-honored tradition of gleaning: rescuing food from local farms that would otherwise go to waste in the fields. One excellent example of this is the Arizona Statewide Gleaning Project, which was established in 1993 when local food banks joined forces to create a coordinated effort throughout the state. To date, this Statewide Project has now rescued, transported, and distributed more than 767 million pounds of food.
The Suncoast Gleaning Project has been running since October 25th of this year, has harvested ...
The Westside Produce Exchange is a group of people who share the abundance from their gardens and kitchens with each other monthly. The core purpose of the produce exchange is to reduce food waste and ensure that the bounty of our yards can provide sustenance for others.