Who we are
Growing To Support Community
Our all-volunteer organization asks MoCo residential and community gardeners to grow a little more in their gardens and donate the surplus produce to local food pantries.
HarvestShare believes that by pooling small individual donations together, we can have a big impact on reducing food insecurity, bringing fresh, healthy food to our neighbors in need.
We also support current food gardeners with monthly gardening talks and no cost seedlings during the growing season. Our outreach program, Growing Healthy Futures, provides selected community groups with the gardening education and growing materials needed to produce some of their own food.
How it Works
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 this collected produce redistributed within 24 hours, keeping the fruits and vegetables amazingly fresh.
Produce collection will runs from July through October.
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.
Meet The Team
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…
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 fresh herbs to…