Harvest Now was founded in 2008 by Peace Corps veteran, Brooks Sumberg. The project started as a call-to-action to local organizations in Fairfield County, CT, asking them to help alleviate hunger and improve health in their communities by growing food for those in need.
In just four years, Harvest Now has grown over 42,000 pounds of food and has established programs throughout Connecticut, connecting churches, synagogues and schools with local shelters and food banks.
And the organization continues to grow. Sumberg recently partnered with the Department of Corrections at Cybulski State Prison and hopes their Harvest Now program will become a model for expanding to other correctional institutions.