What a glorious way to start our gleaning season! This week we hosted 5 trips, welcomed 14 volunteers, and harvested 3000 pounds of beets, lettuce, kale, turnips, summer squash, and cucumbers. Thank you Movement Ground Farm, Arcadian Fields Farm, Big Train Farm, Urban Edge Farm, and Four Town Farm for allowing us in your fields! … Continue reading Gleaning Season Has Begun!
This winter and spring, the Hope’s Harvest RI team has been quite busy behind the scenes preparing for the launch of the new gleaning season. Here’s a look at some of what’s been going on. Over the last few months HHRI has been: Seeking funding to support and expand our work. We’re honored to have … Continue reading Getting Ready for a New Gleaning Season
Dear friends, At Hope’s Harvest RI we believe that connecting local food to hungry people, while ensuring sustainable livelihoods and dignity for everyone involved in the process, is an act of love and justice with the power to transform our world. Here at Hope’s Harvest RI, we like to talk about what we believe in. We envision a world where … Continue reading Where we stand
During this challenging time Hope’s Harvest RI remains fully committed to bringing fresh, healthy, locally grown food to our neighbors in need. While the world around us has changed dramatically, our mission remains the same and is more vital now than ever. Like many of you, we have spent the past few weeks adjusting to … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
Hi Friends! Looking for local food? Want to support your local farmers? Check out this new search feature on @DEMRhodeIsland’s website which includes lists of local home delivery, pick up options, fishery pickup, restaurant takeout options and more. This site is super convenient and easy to navigate. Do good while eating well and strengthen your … Continue reading Local Food Database Available On DEM RI’s Website
Changes made by the USDA to the supplemental nutrition program known as SNAP (formerly “Food Stamps”) will end benefits to about 700,000 people across the nation including an estimated 7,300 people in Rhode Island, according to the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. The USDA says changes will take effect April 1st. NBC news reports … Continue reading Rhode Island’s Network Of Food Pantries Prepare To Meet Demand In Light Of Upcoming Changes To SNAP Program