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Join Us

There are several ways you can work with Hands On Harvests:

Support a community garden. Volunteer during work days to create and support community gardens.

Grow veggies, herbs and fruit to donate. No amount is too small. We can give you  soil test kits, seeds and plants. Weigh and prepare your donation, then take it to a pantry near you. You also can leave your donation at a drop-off host site or may be able to request a pick-up.

Be a garden mentor. Answer gardeners' questions, emailed to you from Grow a Row. If you're a Master Gardener, you may be able to receive service hour credit for doing this.

Host a drop-off location where neighbors can leave their bagged or boxed donations on days and times set by you.

Be a courier. Pick up and deliver donations, plants or seeds at times and locations that are convenient for you.

Help in-house with fundraising, publicity, videos, website management, data collection and other admin jobs.

Build self-watering containers that we can donate to people who don't have access to land but want to grow fresh produce.


Sign up through Fresh Food Connect

Download the app to donate your produce in one of our activated zip codes

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Download the Fresh Food Connect app

The app is supported on both iOS and Android. You can search for it in your phone or tablet's app store or use the link above.


Create your account

Open the app and select Sign Up. When asked to enter your zip code, enter the zip code of the drop-off site or food pantry where you intend to leave your donation. You can find pantry addresses on this page; if you don't know the drop-off locations, you can enter your home zip code.

Activated zip codes are 22003, 22030, 22031, 22041-22044, 22046 and 22310. We'll add zip codes as new drop-off sites are created.


Tell us about your donation

Click on Share My Harvest. Whether you're delivering your donation to a pantry or leaving it at a host, click I'll Drop Off to Nonprofit. Enter the type and weight of produce. You can also take a photo of your donation. Enter multiple items by clicking Add Another. When finished, click Next.

You may need to tap your screen to make the number pad disappear.


Schedule your delivery

On the next screen, the Instructions field will provide information about when the site is open for donations and about other donation sites in the zip code, if any.
After you deliver your donation, remember to tap the donation in the Pending section of the app and tap Drop Off.