Laborers of the Harvest has a long history of meeting the needs of the community’s hungry families.
WE DISTRIBUTE THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF FOOD EACH MONTH.
In January 2021, California implemented new legislation [SB1383] that restricts the disposal of fresh rescued food from grocery stores from going onto landfills.
One extremely positive by-product of the legislation is that edible food—food that may be past its “sell-by" date but is still completely fine to eat—must be repurposed and redistributed.
With 1 in 5 Californians experiencing food insecurities, this legislation will help local food banks—like Laborers of the Harvest—to repurpose and redistribute tasty, nutritious food to hungry families right here in our community.
Our popular Open Harvest Program is open every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Taft for working people. Open Harvest features fresh food in addition to canned and shelf-stable foods.
We simply could not do what we do without support from the community. Here are a few of our partners.
ALBERTSON'S | CAPK | COSTCO
FASTRIP, KERN STREET, TAFT | FOODMAXX | GOLDEN EMPIRE GLEANERS
GPS - General Production Service | LDS CHURCH | MAYO FAMILY
SHAR-ON CORPORATION | SPROUTS
VIRGINIA AND ALFRED HARRELL FOUNDATION
Laborers of the Harvest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. We welcome financial contributions and will always put your donation to good use. To make a financial contribution either donate here or send a check to
LABORERS OF THE HARVEST
201 1/2 Harrison Street
Taft, CA 93268
If you would like to volunteer, we can always use a helping hand with gleaning, organizing, distribution, or maintenance, please contact us.
Shari Rightmer, Executive Director