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Harvest Against Hunger


HAH StickerHarvest Against Hunger has been named “one of the most effective AmeriCorps programs in the nation” – and with good reason. HAH is a collaborative program that places AmeriCorps*VISTA members (known as Harvest VISTA) in communities around Washington to develop gleaning and produce recovery programs to support local hunger relief groups.

Harvest VISTA are engaging local communities in myriad produce recovery models – each specifically built to match local resources and opportunities. Over the past five years that Harvest Against Hunger has been active, more than three million pounds of fresh, healthy produce has been recovered by 11,000 volunteers. And that’s just the beginning: Harvest VISTA build programs that are sustainable and scalable. The positive impact of these programs will benefit for years to come.

To learn more about Harvest Against Hunger projects and best practices, visit the new online Produce Recovery Guide.  Questions?  Please contact Benjamin Rasmus, HAH Program Director.



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Harvest Against Hunger Sites


Colville food bankHarvest VISTA at Providence NEW Hunger Coalition in Colville. Learn more

Food Forward CitrusHarvest VISTA at Food Forward in Los Angeles, CA  Learn more


RFHFieldsofGrace-29Harvest VISTA at Olympic Community Action Program in Port Townsend, WA  Learn more

MENDHarvest VISTA at Wenatchee Valley Community Harvest in Leavenworth, WA  Learn more



Carrots in Vancouver web smallHarvest VISTA at Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver, WA.  Learn more

Oxbow glean October 2013Harvest VISTA at Hopelink in Carnation.  Learn more


Moses Lake web picHarvest VISTA at Moses Lake Food Bank.  Learn more

Skagit web imageHarvest VISTA at Harvest for Hope in Mt. Vernon.  Learn more


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACapacity VISTA at Rotary First Harvest in Seattle.  Learn more

Apple Glean KVF WebHarvest VISTA at FISH Food Bank in Ellensburg.  Learn more


PCGP Glean Leaders webHarvest VISTA at Pierce County Conservation District.  Learn more

Pea Party webHarvest VISTA at Second Harvest in Spokane.  Learn more


Walla Walla zuchHarvest VISTA at Blue Mountain Action Council in Walla Walla.  Learn more

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHarvest VISTA at Community Farm Connection in Wenatchee.  Learn more