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An All Volunteer Organization

Relying exclusively on volunteer labor, Harvest for the Hungry Garden delivers organically grown produce each week to several local hunger programs. We have a friendly and dedicated crew of regular volunteers, some of whom have been coming for over 20 years! We feel that there's no better way to spend a morning than being out here in the garden with a group of like-minded volunteers helping to grow food that will go to people in need. We work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to Noon year round, rain or shine. During the height of the growing season, we also work Saturday mornings. Harvesting is always our first job of the day. We fill wheelbarrows full of produce to be ready for pick up by two or three local agencies in the late morning. Volunteers sometimes make special deliveries as well.

Annually, we harvest about 25-30,000 pounds of fresh produce — tomatoes, beets, summer and winter squash, fruit, lettuce, leafy greens, cucumbers, cabbage, and more — grown on a 1-1/2 acre parcel behind Christ Church United Methodist at 1717 Yulupa Avenue. The Garden boasts 26 no-till beds. There is also a small fruit orchard, native habitat areas, and a demonstration garden tended by the Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County.

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We Serve

  • Elisha’s Pantry

  • FISH of Santa Rosa 

  • The Living Room 

  • Bethlehem Towers 

  • Redwood Gospel Mission

  • Vigil Light Senior Apartments


Starting our first seeds in January allows us to provide many thousands of vegetable and flower starts to our community for immediate planting. We are excited this year to be able to start and monitor the seeds in our very own heated greenhouse! Previously, committed volunteers held vigil in their own homes, bathrooms, and/or greenhouses.

Board of Directors

Our Board consists of a diverse group of individuals who evaluate the Garden’s efforts to stay true to our mission, oversee the budget, and communicate needs and activities with our volunteers.

Martin Cibulka (garden manager)

Leonard Born

Tobi Brown

Alicia Deguchi

Marguerite Li

Ron Marley (treasurer)

Becky Olsen

Kristine Sheerin

Carol Stone

Elaine Walter

Linda Widdifield

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