Hope of the Harvest

Hope of the Harvest is a partnership between Delaware Valley University, Philabundance, the Bucks County Opportunity CouncilThe United Way of Bucks County, The Land O'Lakes Foundation, The Reinvestment Fund and The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation/ Pharo Family Fund.

The project uses DelVal land to grow fresh, nutritious food for area food pantries. It was started in 2012 with one acre on DelVal’s main campus in Doylestown. During the first year, the project produced nearly 16,000 pounds of produce for people in need in the area.

In 2013, Hope of the Harvest expanded to approximately two acres on main campus and one acre in North Wales, Pennsylvania, at DelVal’s Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture.

The long-term goal is to grow the project to five acres, adding land each year and producing more each year than the last.

Community volunteers, students, faculty and staff work together in the garden to feed our neighbors. Hope of the Harvest is applying for grants to help feed more people. 

To learn more, volunteer, or get involved contact:

Scott Smith
Assistant Farm Manager and Horticulture Production Manager
Delaware Valley University

If you are a member of the media and you would like to feature the project please contact:

Annmarie Ely
Media Relations and Publications Coordinator
Delaware Valley University