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Mission Statement

Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is a non-profit, volunteer-driven farm that aims to help fight hunger in our community. It was established in 2006 to reduce hunger, create volunteer stewardship and increase agricultural education. All of the produce grown at Sharing the Harvest is donated to local hunger relief efforts on the south coast of Massachusetts with the help of thousands of volunteers each year.

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Sharing the Harvest Community Farm is a non-profit, volunteer-driven farm that aims to help fight hunger in our community. It was established in 2006 to reduce hunger, create volunteer stewardship and increase agricultural education.

As Sharing the Harvest approaches its nineth growing season, we are still battling hunger on the south coast. Both New Bedford and Fall River are listed among cities with the highest concentrations of hunger in Massachusetts. In these cities one child in three lives in a family unable to meet its basic food necessities.

Charged with the hunger relief mission, as well as community stewardship and agricultural education, Sharing the Harvest hosts thousands of volunteers each season working together to grow food for our neighbors. Thanks to those volunteers, in our nine years of operation Sharing the Harvest has donated more than 289,000 pounds of food, and hosted more than 13,000 volunteers!

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Sharing the Harvest is a program of the YMCA Southcoast Dartmouth Branch.

Reviews

Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend Sharing the Harvest - Dartmouth YMCA?

by Louise T. (2015-08-04 18:16:46.0)
You will be impressed with this farm. The staff members are well organized and great communicators. They are prepared for small or large groups of volunteers and demonstrate the chores of the day. You can do this! Volunteer leaders are dedicated individuals who keep things moving and delegate duties. I have gained a greater appreciation of farmers and am still amazed at the promise of every little seed. Imagine 289,000 pounds of donated produce!
by Sharon P. (2015-04-20 14:04:47.0)
I went during the volunteer 'drop in' hours today. They were organized and ready to give me a task. Enjoyed the morning transplanting scallions. Wonderful that they have the open drop in times listed and the staff I met was great. Don't be reluctant to try this opportunity!
by Meredith P. (2014-03-24 10:22:30.0)
Great cause, very hands on! If you like being outside and working in the field as well as giving back, check out the Dartmouth YMCA farm!
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