About Us

About HarvestShare

Growing To Support Community

HarvestShare is a 501-c3 organization that asks gardeners to grow a little more in their gardens and donate the extra produce to community resources dedicated to reducing food insecurity.

We are an all-volunteer run non-profit consisting of backyard and community gardeners, collection site managers and drivers, community and county organizations. We believe that by pooling small individual donations, together we can have a big impact in our communities.

Growers and donors are asked to drop their surplus produce off at designated collection sites where volunteer drivers will pick it up for distribution to food assistance providers throughout the county. Our goal is to have collected produce redistributed within 24 hours, keeping the fruits and vegetables amazingly fresh.

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.

Produce collection will run from July through October.

Ginkgo collection site
Meet The Team

Leadership

Cat

Cat Kahn is a longtime resident of Montgomery County who has been actively involved in hunger issues for many years. She is excited to have created an organization that combines…

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 is passionate about growing food…

Diana Cardona is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County. She always wanted to grow her own vegetables and berries after seeing how costly organic produce was. She enjoys sharing her…

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 the help of their …

Sidney enjoys the long Maryland growing season after years of gardening in Ontario, including a stint working on an organic CSA farm. She grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs in her…