The Bucks County Opportunity Council, Delaware Valley University, Philabundance and United Way of Bucks County have collaborated to grow and package fresh produce to be distributed to Bucks County food pantries.
This charitable initiative, known as Hope of the Harvest, provided 26,735 pounds of produce to Bucks County food pantries in 2015.
Using land provided by Delaware Valley University, the Initiative provided cucumbers, cantaloupes, sweet corn, squash, tomatoes, apples, potatoes, lettuces and much more.
140 Volunteers spent more than 600 hours in the garden during the summer of 2014, and this summer that number has grown! We'll need volunteers in 2016 to stake, sow, seed, weed and package produce in the garden. Groups are welcome!
Click the button below to view the Hope of the Harvest volunteer opportunities!
Fresh Connect Bucks County
This new venture is going to ensure that nutritious fruits and vegetables will be available to those who need it, and cannot afford it or get to it. We will need your help to ensure a smooth operation!
It will work like a traveling farmers market, returning to the same site every week.
Volunteers will be assigned on-site to the tasks of the day, based on number of volunteers and other factors. Please come dressed for the weather as this is an all-outdoor event!
Volunteers are needed at two locations in Bucks County:
Bristol every Friday at 11:30am
Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College
1304 Veterans Hwy, Bristol, PA 19007
Ottsville every Thursday, beginning May 18 at 10:30 am
Intersection of 611 & 412 (Previously Thompson Auto)
Ottsville, PA 18942
Sign Up to Volunteer at the Bristol Location here!
Sign Up to Volunteer at the Ottsville Location here!
If you'd like to find out how you can help now, contact:
Heather Foor, Food Program Manager
ext. 215-345-8175 ext. 213
Do you have mandatory community-service hours to fill? Do you have a friend or family member who enjoys fresh air, exercise, and comaraderie with a purpose?
We are always looking for more volunteers to join our glean team. As part of our gleaning crew, you will spend a couple of hours in nature picking and "rescuing" veggies directly from our farmers’ fields.
The "rescued" produce is then distributed by the Bucks County Opportunity Council's Food Program through its established network of local non-profit pantries and hunger relief agencies, helping neighbors in our community who need it most.
Our volunteers work with local farms, such as Carversville Farm, Sandbrook Meadow Farm, Solly's Farm, and Gravity Hill Farm... just to name a few.
It's fun and rewarding and also a great way to spend time with family and friends!
Contact Cathy Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-293-0085
You can also get the latest information on gleaning opportunites by following us on social media!
Visit rollingharvest.org for more information.