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SALEM HARVEST

Feeding hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste.

Salem, OR   |  www.salemharvest.org

Mission

Feeding hungry families by harvesting food that would go to waste. Salem Harvest organizes volunteers to harvest excess produce in fields, orchard and backyards and delivers it to partner agencies that distribute it children, low-income families, people experiencing homelessness, and unemployed, disabled, and elderly people.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Elise Bauman

President

Rob Easton

Main address

P.O. Box 483

Salem, OR 97308 USA

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Formerly known as

Neighborhood Harvest of Salem

EIN

45-3043885

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Food insecurity is widespread in Oregon's Willamette Valley despite it being a very productive agricultural area. Excess or unmarketable crops are often wasted and could be gleaned and distributed to the needy. Salem Harvest fills that role by organizing volunteers to harvest the food that would otherwise be wasted.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Farm and backyard harvests

Salem Harvest organizes farm and backyard harvests of crops that would otherwise be wasted. The harvested food is delivered to partner agencies for distribution through their existing channels. Agency partners include local area food pantries, meal sites, shelters, schools, and senior housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Unemployed people
Low-income people

Salem Harvest partners with after-school programs serving Title I elementary schools to provide agriculturally based education to underserved youth in Marion County. Lessons are prepared and taught by Salem Harvest staff and materials needed for activities and experiments are provided as well.

Population(s) Served
Children
Ethnic and racial groups
Low-income people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Farm and backyard harvests

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of food donation partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Farm and backyard harvests

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Farm and backyard harvests

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Salem Harvest's goal is to reduce hunger in our region by harvesting and gathering fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted and delivering it to the food distribution network.

Salem Harvest coordinates among three basic resource inputs: volunteers, crops, and delivery sites. Each of these has strategies aimed at furthering the organization's mission:

1. Volunteers are recruited through our website and outreach activities such as presentations to local organizations, businesses, and schools. Although there are thousands of registered volunteers they are kept informed through the website, monthly newsletters, and social media.

2. Crop owners are recruited through the website, personal networking in the agriculture industry by the Executive Director, and word-of-mouth among farmers who have seen first-hand the benefits for themselves and the community of donating crops through Salem Harvest.

3. Salem Harvest maintains its relationship with the primary emergency food distributor in the area, Marion Polk Food Share, through regular personal contact, joint planning meetings, and sharing information on a continual basis.

Salem Harvest's capabilities are demonstrated by the fundamental metric embodied in our mission: pounds of fresh food delivered to those in need in our community. Specifically, starting in 2010 with 28,000 pounds donated we have increased out capacity and capabilities steadily and now average 400,000 pounds per year. The total amount is now more than 3.8 million pounds of food rescued.

Salem Harvest has managed explosive growth reasonably well and took the step in 2015 to add a paid Executive Director. Organizational growth continued as the number of farmers participating increased. To manage the increase in volume we acquired an equipment storage area, two trucks to harvest into and deliver crops with, as well as a 20' trailer for very large harvest volumes. Personnel has increased as well with employing summer interns in years 2019 - 2021, and then hiring a second full time, part year employee in 2022. In 2023 we are piloting a new education program focused on agricultural topics for underserved children in our community.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SALEM HARVEST

Board of directors
as of 03/24/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rob Easton

Dick Yates

Roz Shirack

Amy Church

Rob Easton

Ron Pearmine

George Harris

Mady Kimmich

Rochelle Rafn

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data