Harvest of Hope seeks new drivers

Washington County Harvest of Hope, a faith-based gleaning and food recovery non-profit dedicated to fighting hunger in the Mid-Ohio Valley, is seeking new volunteers to go out on collection and delivery routes in our truck. Drivers do not need to have a CDL.

Our drivers volunteer not only because it gives them a direct, hands-on connection to an important cause, but also because it’s fun. They look forward to their monthly deliveries, to catching up with their truck buddies (drivers always go out in teams of two), and to being a part of the vast network of pantries and hot meal programs who come together to make a difference in their community.

Drivers go out once a month on a regularly scheduled weekday morning. A typical shift lasts two to four hours and involves lifting boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. An experienced Washington County Harvest of Hope driver provides the training.

Since its inception in 2005, the volunteers of Washington County Harvest of Hope have recovered over half a million pounds of wholesome, nourishing food and provided it free of charge to pantries and agencies that distribute it to those in need. These actions not only divert quality food from our landfills, but provide nutrient-rich fresh produce and meat, as well as prepared foods, to individuals and families who typically must rely on inexpensive processed foods in order to make the most of their limited food budgets.