The Interactive Resource Center
The Interactive Resource Center (IRC) is an innovative day resource center for people experiencing homelessness or trying to keep from becoming homeless in Guilford County, North Carolina. The IRC also serves as a distribution site for Share the Harvest. The new walk-in cooler makes it possible to keep produce fresh and was made possible by a Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina grant and supplies donated by New Home Building Supply. Volunteers and IRC participants helped construct the cooler.
Well-Spring Retirement Community
Barbara Watt, a resident of Well-Spring Retirement Community, was a long time supporter of the homeless and hungry in Greensboro, NC. In her memory, Well-Spring established a collection box. Well-Spring donates over 400 pounds of fresh produce annually to Share the Harvest.
Share the Harvest: Testimonials from Agencies
The Community Support & Nutrition Program of One Step Further (CSNP) receives 100's of pounds of fresh produce from STH each month during the growing season. The CSNP distributes this to over 900 individuals a month. Supplying our clients with fresh and nutritious produce helps them provide healthy meals to their families, including children and Senior citizens. We could not do this without STH!
-from Susan Cox Onestepfurther.com
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church and Comunidad Puerta Abierta, a neighborhood-based bilingual faith community that brings together immigrants and their neighbors as a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, participated in Share the Harvest for the first time in 2015. Each week, people took the produce from Share the Harvest to three of their neighborhoods in Southeast and Southwest Greensboro, where the food becomes a vehicle for growing and strengthening neighborly bonds of friendship and support. Sharing recipes and nutrition tips are only the beginning - knocking on doors and breaking down barriers of culture and language have shown us that it's not just healthy food people in food deserts are hungering for, but a greater sense of trust and belonging to a beloved community.
-from Audra Abt, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Share the Harvest has been an invaluable service to the newcomer community here in Greensboro. The bountiful fresh produce that comes from Share the Harvest ensures immigrant and refugee families are able to get the nutrients they need during difficult times. Volunteers (staff? - feel free to change as applicable) with Share the Harvest make it simply and easy for us as a busy agency to continue providing this much needed service to our families.
-from Lizzie Biddle, Center for New North Carolinians
Share the Harvest has been a blessing to the Partnership for Community Care. The patients we serve struggle to afford nutritious foods to help them manage their chronic health conditions. Because of our partnership with Share the Harvest, we can deliver a beautiful variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to several community members who need them the most. This fresh produce is truly a gift and our patients have been very appreciative. Giving food from Share the Harvest means giving life to underserved communities and hope to families in need.
-from Sheri Vettel, Partnership for Community Care
Our website is www.p4communitycare.org.
“My clients like the fresh produce because it’s healthier than canned. They’ll choose fresh produce over canned any day.”
Guilford Child Development Food Pantry
“For our clients living with HIV/AIDS, the fresh produce that we are able to share with them through the generosity of Share the Harvest partners, means that they are receiving healthy and nutritious food that supplements what they receive in the bags of groceries provided to them through our food pantry.”
Ken Keeton, Triad Health Project