Fields of Grace names New Executive Director
The Board of Directors for Fields of Grace has named John Neill as its new executive director. John Neill will step down as executive director at Tri-Cities Food Banks which experienced significant growth under John’s leadership. John will replace Alissa Watkins who founded Fields of Grace in 2006. Alissa is stepping down to help her husband in a new business opportunity, but will remain on the Board of Directors.
“This community has been blessed to have Alissa and her vision for Fields of Grace,” said Berges. “She is truly heaven sent and we can’t thank her enough for her commitment to feeding the hungry.”
John Neill is excited about joining Fields of Grace. “I leave the Tri-Cities Food Bank with very mixed emotions. I truly am honored to have served the organization as Executive Director for the past five years, but I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to help lead Fields of Grace.”
"John brings a wealth of experience to Fields of Grace and we look forward to ways that he will grow our organization,
The board of Fields of Grace and its volunteers welcome John and look forward to working with him"
Gerry Berges, Fields of Grace President
The 3rd Annual
Sowing Seeds for Harvest
April 26, 2014
Cathedral of Joy
Dinner ◊ Entertainment ◊ Dessert Rush
Last year this event raised nearly $16,000 and enabled us to harvest nearly 200,000 lbs. of fresh produce. Join us and help support Fields of Grace for 2014!
Special thanks to our Sponsors
Fields of Grace was established in April 2006 as a ministry at West Side Church in Richland, WA. The program began when 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities voiced a need for fresh produce for area food banks and area farmers wanted to donate a portion of their crops, but lacked the resources to pick the additional produce.
We provide the hands of service that pick the fruits and vegetables for residents in need. Since its inception, the ministry has trained over 1,000 volunteers who have logged over 8,000 hours of service to harvest nearly 900,000 pounds of produce. This produce has included apples, sweet corn, carrots, sweet cherries, apricots, plums, grapes, prunes, tomatoes, potatoes, among other fruits and vegetables. In total, Fields of Grace has provided over 2.5 million individual servings of healthy fruits and vegetables.
Fields of Grace office is located at:
Cathedral of Joy
1153 Gage Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1766, Richland, WA 99352