2017 Budget

Elise Bauman
Executive Director and
Harvest Director

Dick Yates
President and
Database Manager

Ron Pearmine

Roz Shirack
Secretary and
Harvest Leader

Katherine Daniels
Board member and
Harvest Leader

Rob Easton
Board member and
Sponsorships Manager

George Harris
Board member

Mady Kimmich
Board member


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 volunteer-powered 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 an Executive Director and a five-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. Contact Elise for more information.