About Us

Who we are

Growing To Support Community

Our all-volunteer organization asks MoCo residential and community food gardeners to grow a little more in their gardens and donate the surplus produce to local food pantries through HarvestShare.  We also support several grow-to-donate gardens where all produce is given to those in need.

We host virtual and in-person gardening education talks and events to educate growers on seasonal topics as well as provide residents and community groups with no cost seeds and seedlings at the beginning  of the growing season.

HarvestShare believes that as a community of gardeners we can make a valuable contribution to reducing food insecurity in our county, bringing fresh, nutritious food to those in need as well as teaching people to grow food for themselves .

About HarvestShare

How it Works

Gardeners with extra produce can drop food off at a number of food pantries and donation sites listed on our website. Our goal is to minimize the time between harvest, drop off and redistribution, keeping the fruits and vegetables amazingly fresh.

And be part of our team

How to Get Involved

Neighborhoods, community gardens, places of worship, clubs and organizations are encouraged to set up their own collection sites and schedules and HarvestShare will link them with a local organization for distribution to those in need.

Monetary donations keep our program running and support community outreach programs that teach low-income residents how to grow some of their own food, sharing  the growing and educational materials needed to do so. All donations are tax deductible.

Ginkgo collection site
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Meet The Team


Farmers Market Volunteer Manager Marylou grew up in Montgomery County and is a registered nutritionist and dietitian. Her love of vegetable gardening started when she was young, gardening with her…

Giving Garden Manager Barbara grew up in New Jersey, the Garden State, where the soil is rich in loam and almost anything grows. There she gardened with her father, supplying…

Board of Directors: Vice President Dara is a Marylander by heart, though not by birth. She grows vegetables, herbs, fruit, native plants, bees, and chickens in her suburban backyard. She…

Community Outreach Coordinator Board of Directors: Treasurer Diana Cardona is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She always wanted to grow her own vegetables and berries after seeing how costly…

Board of Directors: Secretary Sue Kuklewicz grew up in Montgomery County in a family of farmers. As a child her parents grew and canned vegetables from their backyard garden with…


Founder, Executive Director Board of Directors: President Cat Kahn is a longtime resident of Montgomery County who has been actively involved in hunger issues for many years. She is excited…