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 five years, Harvest Now has grown hundreds of thousands of 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 has partnered with the Department of Corrections in several states, including:
CT, NC, WV, PA, FL, CA, KS, ME, & LA.