Haven’s Harvest is an environmental non-profit with a mission to not let good food go to waste – we do this by redirecting food directly from donor to receiving site, food advocacy – locally and on the national level, and through product development using recovered food. In the past, the obstacles to businesses trying to share their excess food have been finding community sites able to accept the food and transportation for the food. Our goal is to remove those obstacles with a growing network of volunteers who move the food, community sites that are flexible and see the value in recovered food, and generous food donors, who want their delicious fare to be eaten. We see recovered food as a community resource. It takes community to manage the excess food by redirecting it to sites, where it will be shared with families and individuals who need it and will consume it; www.havensharvest.org.
We have partnered with Beecher Road School and Woodbridge Human Services, and together we are able to reach both young and old – intergenerational – with the benefits of fresh produce and dairy items.