Elise Bauman
President

Dick Yates
Vice-president

Roz Shirack
Secretary

Susan Chavez
Treasurer

Katherine Daniels
Board member

Rob Easton
Board member

Ron Pearmine
Board member

Luana Parker
Harvest Director

Linda Pantalone
Volunteer Coordinator



To feed the hungry by harvesting food
that would go to waste

With more than 3,000 registered volunteers, Salem Harvest is one of the largest all-volunteer harvesting organizations in the state. The non-profit, grassroots organization connects farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. The group was established in January 2010 and is currently managed by a seven-member board of directors.

Here’s how it works

We all benefit

Harvests offer an opportunity for families to work together in the outdoors, meet local farmers and gain a better understanding of where our food comes from. In a state with the highest rate of childhood hunger in the nation, harvests offer local growers a compassionate alternative to letting their crops go to waste and provide low-income families a way to gain self-sufficiency. Parents have an opportunity to teach their children to care for others.

The act of giving empowers.

Meet new friends

Harvests pull together a broad cross-section of the community representing diverse socioeconomic levels and ethnic groups. Hundreds of individuals primarily interested in sustainable lifestyles work alongside people who struggle with job loss and other economic challenges. Children are welcome at most harvests.

Make a Gift

There are many ways to donate. Consider making a tax-deductible gift to Salem Harvest. We have no paid staff or office costs so all donations go directly to our core mission ‒ connecting people to fresh produce. Contact Elise for more information.