Rotary First Harvest

About Rotary First Harvest

Rotary First Harvest connects farmers, truckers, volunteers, and food banks to reduce hunger and food waste.

Join Us at the next Rotary First Harvest work party!

Imagine entering a room full of bins of apples, pears, corn, carrots, onions, potatoes or green beans and knowing that in a few hours, you and your friends will have repacked thousands of pounds into cases for delivery to local food banks.  What a sense of accomplishment for a Saturday morning!

Every month, hundreds of Rotarians from across District 5030 at one orr our two partner programs’ warehouses to help sort and repack produce that RFH has gathered.   RFH work parties are one of our District’s most enduring and enjoyable service activities.

Over the past few years, work party groups have increased in size, leading to a spirited competition among clubs to see who can have the highest attendance.

Join us!  Get directly involved with the fight against hunger, socialize with Rotarians from other clubs, have a great time and get a free doughnut as your reward!

Who Can Attend?

Rotarians, guests, potential new members, and family members- everyone is invited to join a work party.  It is a terrific activity for kids (4th grade and older, please), who always seem to outwork every adult in the vicinity.  It’s also a great way to show people how Rotary is making our community better.

Locations and Directions

RFH Work Parties – 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month:

  • Northwest Harvest The second Saturday of every month, Rotarians are welcome to participate in work parties at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent, signup here, which directs you to here – you cannot use Cervis or SignUpGenius. These work parties typically are held from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM. Here are directions to the Northwest Harvest Kent warehouse.
  • Food Lifeline The fourth Saturday of every month, all are welcome to participate in work parties at the Food Lifeline warehouse in South Park. These work parties are from 9:00 AM to Noon. Here is a map to the Food Lifeline. You sign-up for these work parties at the same location as for Northwest Harvest.


Meetings are being held virtually. Please visit the Club Calendar for instructions on joining.


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