Hope of the Harvest is sponsored by: Delaware Valley University, Philabundance, the Bucks County Opportunity Council, The United Way of Bucks County, The Land O'Lakes Foundation, The Reinvestment Fund , The Lehigh Valley Community Foundation/ Pharo Family Fund and the Littlefield Family.
The project uses DelVal land to grow fresh, nutritious food for low-income residents who are slipping through the food safety net. 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.
Since it was founded, Hope of the Harvest has produced more than 200,700 pounds of food. That's more than 154,530 meals!
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 about Hope of the Harvest and how to help, please contact: Kay Woronik, Hope of the Harvest Communications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a member of the media and you would like to feature the project please contact:
Media Relations and Publications Coordinator
Delaware Valley University