Function of Organization/Site
Good Harvest, a social enterprise of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, produces about 7,500 healthy and delicious meals a day for low income children, families and seniors each day. Good Harvest has long-term partnerships with Head Start programs, summer and after-school programs, homeless shelters, adult day care programs and child care centers, which serve our meals to their customers. Good Harvest is known for serving a fresh fruit at each lunch and supper, using whole grains wherever possible, and dedicated customer service. About 90% of the sites that we serve are either in or adjoining a “food desert.” Good Harvest partners with St. Vincent de Paul’s food service workforce development program, Next Course, which is co-located and is an integral part of our food production. About 100 students are part of this program each year, 85% of whom graduate with a ServSafe food service certificate, enabling them to gain employment where they earn close to or a full living wage.
Good Harvest’s mission is to help children eat right and be healthy for life. Our values include:
- Fresh food is the healthiest food
- Nutritious food tastes great when it is well-prepared
- Children eat healthy food when it’s appealing to them
- A greater understanding of healthy foods helps children to eat right for life.
- A healthier generation of children is possible through better nutrition.
- Data analysis
- Grant writing
- Community gardens
No formal volunteer training is required. Volunteer must complete a volunteer application
Bus route #56 and #30