Farm to Food Bank
For emergency food assistance organizations, learn about developing relationships with farmers, running successful volunteer gleaning programs, building out your program based on successful existing models and more.
The goal of this program is to provide quality, fresh garden produce year round to the Food Bank, while also providing community garden leadership apprentice programs, and school garden programs and curriculum.
Seattle Community Farm
Learn about the Seattle Community Farm, a creative, ambitious project transforming an unused ½-acre of land into a productive farm which educates, inspires, and increases food security for residents of Southeast Seattle.
Outreach / Visibility
Tips and examples of how to tell a story about your produce recovery efforts.
Fresh Food on the Table
Learn more about this program that provides quality, fresh garden produce year round to the food bank, while also providing community garden leadership apprentice programs, and school garden programs and curriculum.
Learn more about providing volunteers with a clear sense of what to expect and what is expected of them. Use this guide to create handouts that give them clear instructions helps ensure gleaning runs smoothly, and you do not cause any problems that will lose the trust of the grower.
Small Farm Gleaning
Tips on starting a new gleaning program.
Building Plant a Row Locally
The Plant a Row for the Hungry program encourages community members to dedicate a row (or more) of fruit, vegetables and/or herbs in their garden to help feed those in need.
Donating Through Contracts
Read more about Farmers Ending Hunger, a program that arranges for growers to plant extra rows that are harvested along with contracted crops.
Plant a Row for the Hungry
Best practices and instructional materials to grow your own plant a row campaign.
RFH acts as a conduit between farmers and the programs that serve hungry individuals and families in our region. Farmers are occasionally left with surplus fruits and vegetables that can’t be sold due to minor imperfections. Traditionally, this nutritious produce would be sent to a landfill or left to rot in the fields. Instead, RFH directs it to those in need.