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Glean and Harvest with FareStart

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ORGANIZATION: FareStart

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FareStart 2022 Glean & Harvest Volunteer Opportunities

Help FareStart glean & harvest produce from local farms! FareStart’s Food Recovery Team has generously been invited to glean & harvest crops from a variety of local farm partners. At some farms, FareStart will glean excess produce that didn't go to market, while others have planted crops specifically for FareStart. The practice of gleaning helps the farmer manage excess crops, control weeds and pests, and maintain nutrients in the soil. These crops will be used in our hunger relief meals.

Volunteers signing up through a third-party platform like Benevity, Volunteer Match and more will be contacted with available dates and registration links.

  • Family Friendly
  • Outdoors
  • Ability to stand and kneel for a long period of time
  • COVID-19 Consideration: FareStart requires all staff and volunteers to provide proof of vaccination to participate in-person
  • Most events are 10am-12pm

Locations & Schedules:

Food Bank Farm, 10890 Elliott Road Snohomish: Every Saturday from July 2nd through September Sign up for Food Bank Farm!

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, 10819 Carnation Duvall Rd Carnation: Every Friday from June 24th through September. Sign up for Oxbow Farm!

Sound Sustainable Farms, 14017 NE 124th St, Redmond: Every third Tuesday starting July 12 th through September. Sign up for Sound Sustainable Farms!

The Bellevue Urban Garden (tBUG), 1608 156th Ave SE Bellevue: May 11th & May 25th, Every Wednesday from June - September. Sign up for tBUG!

21 Acres Farm, 13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville: Every 2nd Friday of the Month Starting June 10 th through September. Sign up for 21 Acres!

21 Acres Farm Glean and Process, 13701 NE 171st St, Woodinville: Harvest produce & bring it straight to the kitchen to be washed and chopped! Every 4th Friday from 10am-3pm, May 27th through September. Sign up for 21 Acres!

Attire: Volunteers are asked to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and to dress for the weather. We also advise volunteers to wear clothes and shoes which can get dirty.

Group Size: Individuals or groups of up to 5 people.

For more information contact: volunteer@farestart.org

Check out our 2022 full glean and harvest calendar here.

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About FareStart

Location:

700 Virginia St, Seattle, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

FareStart provides a community that successfully empowers men, women, and families to create new opportunities through food service training, life skills training, and job placement. FareStart is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization.

Description

FareStart is a job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged men and women. We provide a 16 week program that includes hands on training, life skills training and job placement and readiness assistance. FareStart has been helping to transform lives for 15 years in Seattle. More than 50% of revenue is self-generated through the businesses of weekday lunch, catering, contract meal service, a cafe, and Thursday evening Guest Chef Night. More info and menus available online: www.farestart.org

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple LocationsSeattle, WA 98101

(47.60849,-122.33641)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Gardening
  • Adult Education
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 5
  • FareStart has a variety of gleaning events from May-June 2022. Volunteers interested in getting involved will be contacted by FareStart to register for shifts that work for them. Most shifts are from 10am-12pm
  • FareStart requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for in person volunteering

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