Our mission is to create, sustain and expand a system for providing access to local organic produce to youth and families in Ithaca's public schools, with particular focus on historically marginalized populations.
The system will be integrated into school and after-school culture, curriculum and meal programs, as well as in the home, through empowering the community to exchange volunteer labor for donated produce from our local farms and school gardens, supporting food and nutrition education initiatives and strengthening collaboration amongst community programs with similar food access and equity goals.
Ithaca Community Harvest Funders:
Ithaca Community Harvest is grateful for the continued support from The United Way of Tompkins County, The Park Foundation and Share our Strength, and for the past support from local foundations including:
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Ithaca Public Education Initiative, Howland Foundation, Community Foundation of Tompkins County, The Legacy Foundation, Sustainable Tompkins Mini-Grant Program, Cornell Public Service Center, Tompkins Charitable Gift Fund and The Rotary Club of Ithaca, Leslie Muhlhahn: Chef-Owner of Just Desserts, Ithaca College's Meal Sign-Away, BJM Junior Girl Scouts, Finger Lakes Fruit Bowl, Silk Oak, Stick and Stone Farm Fruit Share, Emmy's Organics,
as well as donations made by individual community members both directly to Ithaca Community Harvest through the Village at Ithaca and through the Ithaca Alternative Gift Fair.