Hope of the Harvest

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. Hope of the Harvest has expanded to approximately two acres on main campus.  Since then, Hope of the Harvest has participated in charitable garden start-ups and production outreach initiatives.

Since it was founded, Hope of the Harvest has produced more than 265,000 pounds of food. That's more than 204,039 meals!

Community volunteers, students, faculty and staff work together in the garden to feed our neighbors. 

How to Help
Hope of the Harvest is funded by generous contributions from the community and is currently looking for supporters and partners to continue and expand the project. If you are interested in supporting Hope of the Harvest, please contact Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Wendy Connuck at 215.489.2921 or, Wendy.Connuck@delval.edu.

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