JOIN VILLAGE HARVEST
Village Harvest is a volunteer-based gleaning program that harvests and donates the abundant fruit growing on Kaua‘i to those in need of fresh produce. We strive to bridge the gap between food waste and food insecurity by utilizing food left over from harvests on personal properties and small farms. The produce gleaned is donated to food pantries and youth programs. We also install food trees throughout the community to increase direct access to produce into the future.
Gleaning: to gather leftover produce after a harvest and put it to use
Join one of the gleaning teams on the island! Spend time harvesting local produce, talking story and giving back to Kaua‘i. You can also help us to propagate trees for community orchards and giveaways.
- For Kapaa and north, gleaning events are held every Wednesday – contact Gray at (808) 333-6823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Lihue and west, gleaning events are held as available – contact Kristopher at (808) 855-8104 or email@example.com
- For Tree Propagation, weekly work days are held every Friday from 12noon to 4pm at Kalihiwai Community Farm, or can be arranged for other times by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have fruit that is going to waste? Call Gray or Kristopher to become a Village Harvest fruit donor. It’s as simple as calling Village Harvest when your trees are fruiting and setting up a date and time for volunteers to harvest and deliver your extra fruit. Donations are tax deductible and donors are released from all liability via The Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
If you do not have produce to share but would like to support Village Harvest, DONATE HERE