The Mission of Rolling Harvest Food Rescue is simple: to connect donated fresh, locally grown and nutritious produce from farmers in the region with neighbors in need. They work efficiently and effectively to get the food to where it’s needed the most. They glean in the fields and help with the harvest.
And they educate with a variety of printed nutrition information and recipe handouts at their free farmers markets located in many of their hunger-relief sites to encourage the recipients, many of them families and senior citizens, to incorporate this healthy food into their daily diets.
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue began in 2009 with a handful of volunteers and a couple of farms. Since then, they have delivered more than 189,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and now also get regular donations of organic, chemical-free healthy meats to local food pantry sites throughout Bucks County in Pennsylvania and into Hunterdon and Mercer Counties in New Jersey.