Hip Hip Hooray- It’s Harvest Market’s Special Day
Cue the confetti:
The Harvest Market is celebrating its one year anniversary! On August 26th, 2016 the Harvest Market had its first market, EVER! Now, 365 days later we couldn’t be happier with the growth of our Harvest Market. What started as an idea to help tackle the problem of local food insecurity has manifested into a grocery store on wheels, servicing five locations in four counties. We have grown our market to the following counties: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, and Williams with plans to expand to the Sandusky and Ottawa Counties by the end of this year.
Did you know?
- The Harvest Market distributed an overall total of 5,654 pounds of food this past year
- 2,802 pounds of fresh produce
- 2,852 pounds of shelf-stable products
- Served 483 people, many of whom are now reoccurring shoppers
- Saw a total of 720 visits from shoppers
- Documented more than 340 volunteer hours
As we reflect on this last year we know that in large, our successes are due to the wonderful partners we have within each community that we service. So, a harvest of thanks to all of our community partners, namely, the Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, Clay Meadows Apartments, Clinton Circle Apartments, The Enrichment Center, Hebron Ministries, and Liberty Center School District. We couldn’t do it without you!
Now, as we begin our second year, we are excited by the possibilities ahead while still motivated by the same mission-to fill bellies and feed souls.
Cheers to a year and many more to come!
–The Harvest Market Team at the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank
What is the Harvest Market?
Click here to learn more about the Harvest Market.
More questions about the Harvest Market?
Contact our Harvest Market coordinator, Linda Toney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-242-5000 ext. 215.
Interested in how you can help?
Contact our Harvest Market Community Outreach Coordinator, Kaimyn Paszko at email@example.com or 419-242-5000 ext. 221