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
The Gleaners and I, a film by acclaimed French filmmaker Agnes Varda, documents various types of gleaners – in fields, cities, and junkyards – as they recover food and other found objects. Named one of the BBC’s 100 greatest films of the 21st Century, The Gleaners and I offers a unique window into the ancient practice of gleaning … Continue reading Hope’s Harvest RI Film Screening Featuring “The Gleaners and I” 2/29
Watch Martin Bowman, a British gleaner, discuss food-waste as a global issue and gleaning as a means of reducing food-waste, providing nutrients to vulnerable populations and connecting people with their local food-systems.