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 325,000 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 325,000 pounds of fresh food through our Community Orchard and Harvest Share programs.
Built relationships with forty-two (42) distribution sites including food pantries, senior meal sites, and after school programs.
Expanded our work to serve Latah, Whitman, Nez Perce, and Asotin counties -- that's a 4,000 square mile area.
Completed more than 3,300 EBT/SNAP transactions totaling over $57,000 through our Shop the Market program.
Provided $16,000 in FREE bonus funds for participants of the Shop the Market program allowing their food dollars to stretch further.
Engaged over 1,000 volunteers in service of increasing fresh food access in our communities.