“Hidden Harvest,” an innovative California organization, has a simple yet critically important mission: “to glean or “rescue” produce from Coachella Valley fields and packing houses.” This food, which would normally go to waste, is harvested by experienced farm workers who are paid by Hidden Harvest. The food is then distributed to over 60 organizations who then assist low and fixed income individuals and families. Here’s how this translates into something we can all relate to: nearly 45,000 families per month receive food from Hidden Harvest!
To me, this is a public health initiative that is working! I wonder how many other communities could benefit from implementing this kind of smart problem solving! Check out what they are doing at: www.hiddenharvest.org.