Fields of Grace Seeks New Executive Director
After eight years of service, founder Alissa Watkins has decided to step down as executive director of Fields of Grace. Alissa is leaving the position to pursue a business opportunity with her husband. Our board of directors and coordinators are committed to creating a path forward that ensures Fields of Grace will continue to help meet the need for fresh produce in our local food banks. To that end, Alissa will remain as Executive Director until we find a replacement. If you know of someone who may be interested in this position, please click here to see the Job Description.
Save the Date!
Fields of Grace presents the 3rd Annual Sowing Seeds for Harvest
Saturday, April 26
Cathedral of Joy
Dinner, Dessert Rush, and Entertainment
More details to come!
2013 Final Stat: Nearly 200,000 pounds harvested for the area food banks!
Farmers were challenged this year by the late spring frosts and the triple-digit temperatures this summer. As a result, yields were down and there was less for Fields of Grace to harvest. However, our volunteers made the very best of the opportunities that came our way. Thanks to all the donors who gave and the volunteers who helped with the harvest!
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.