Thanks for making 2014 a record year!
We want to say thanks to all of you who put in the hard work to make 2014 a record breaking year! We've already eclipsed the 220,000 pound mark, and may hit 1/4 of a million pounds just in the year 2014! That's over 700,000 serving of food!!
As in years past, we're planning to host a year end potluck Harvest Meal to celebrate and recognize the people who have made it possible for us to glean such an abundance of produce in 2014--and you are invited! There's a link on the top left hand side of this page.
We are looking for people to bring a dish from something we've gleaned this year, which includes the following:
Apples, Apricots, Peppers, Blueberries, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Nectarines, Peaches, Peas, Plums, Squash, Tomatoes and Watermelon.
If you'd like to bring something else, that's perfectly fine, because thanks to our farmer's market donors, we've gleaned just about everything, including meats, nuts, breads and all kinds of produce. Please RSVP by the 7th of November. Thanks again!
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
RSVP here for the 2014 Harvest Meal!