Did you know that an estimated 25,000 people across the Palouse and Lewis-Clark Valley are food insecure?
Or that 5,000 children in our region may not know where their next meal is coming from?
What if we told you that, on average, nearly half (45%) of our fellow community members struggle to make enough money to cover basic living expenses?
Backyard Harvest is one part of the solution to our hunger problem. We work in partnership with a variety of food access sites and social service agencies including food pantries, senior meals, youth programs, and shelters to ensure EVERYONE in the four-county region we serve has increased access to fresh, healthy options. We couldn't do it without you.
Together we could do more though
There are still more fruits and vegetables going to waste than we have the capacity to pick. If we can double our community funding, we can provide meaningful employment opportunities and potentially double the amount of produce we share. When you donate you join the partnership, you connect your community with fresh produce, you become a part of the solution.
Over the past 10 years we have gleaned, gathered, grown, and delivered over 335,000 pounds of produce throughout Latah, Whitman, Nez Perce, and Asotin counties.
within 10 years we hope TO share our 1,000,000th pound of fresh produce
Will you help make this a reality by making a donation today?
Join us in outgrowing hunger in our communities
What We've Achieved so far...
Gleaned, gathered, and distributed over 335,000 pounds of fresh food
Built relationships with forty-one(41) distribution sites including food pantries, senior meal sites, youth-based access programs, and emergency shelters
Expanded our work to serve Latah, Whitman, Nez Perce, and Asotin counties—a 4,000-square-mile area
Completed more than 3,800 EBT/SNAP transactions totaling over $90,000 and provided over $28,000 in FREE bonus funds for use at farmers markets for a total of over $118,000 spent with local farmers and producers through our Shop the Market program
Engaged over 1,500 volunteers in service of increasing fresh food access in our communities