JOIN VILLAGE HARVEST
Village Harvest is a volunteer-based gleaning program that focuses on harvesting and donating 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 harvests are donated to food pantries and kekei lunch programs to encourage agricultural learning, healthy eating, and foster an appreciation for local produce.
Gleaning: to gather leftover produce after a harvest and put it to use
Sign up to be on one of the four gleaning teams on the island! Spend time harvesting local produce, talking story and giving back to Kaua‘i. We encourage both single volunteers to join our teams and groups for harvesting events. Volunteers are contacted to help out a week or two before a scheduled harvest.
Do you have fruit that is going to waste? Register to be 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
Spread The Word
Too busy to volunteer? You can help advance the Village Harvest mission from home. Utilize this informative flyer to educate neighbors and friends who have fruiting trees with plenty to share. You can send it out via email, post it on social media, or print it and hand it out to those interested. Every small effort adds up to one huge impact!
Sydney Carroll, Program Manager
VH Current Donation Recipients: Anahola Food Pantry, Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Church of the Pacific, Hanalei School, Hawai‘i Food Bank, Kalaheo School, Kanuikapono PCS, Kawakini School, Ke Kula Ni`ihau o Kekaha, Kilauea Food Pantry, St. Catherine’s School Mahalo for program support 2016-2017: Atherton Family Foundation, Aunty Lorna, Bill Healy Foundation, Friends of Hawaii Charities, HMSA Foundation, Light Shines from Within Fund of RSF Social Finance, Matson Foundation, Ulupono Initiative, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust