Thank you for visiting Harvest Drive Florida
The Harvest Drive is a volunteer-driven grassroots program designed to improve the lives of food insecure families in Broward County, Florida. Our 501(c)3 organization starts each school year by providing backpacks and school supplies to nearly 300 students who could not otherwise afford them. Each November, working hand in hand with the Broward County Schools and community partners, we assist more than 2400 families with a week’s worth of groceries and a gift card or perishables to complete their Thanksgiving meal. 500 of these families have the additional opportunity to shop for free for gently worn clothing and shoes, and gently used toys, books, and household items. Our November distributions occur at 14 different Broward school sites and our families are referred by Broward County Schools social workers as well as other reputable agencies like the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center.
Hunger and crises are not seasonal. The Harvest Drive works year-round to meet our recipient families’ needs. With the support of grants and our business and community partners, we purchase and pack 40,000lbs of food into 1000 Harvest Helping Hands food boxes. Our Boutique team collects and organizes year-round in order to be able to assist families on very short notice.
We cannot do any of this without our community partners, business partners and the more than 180 public and private schools who participate in the program each year. The funds raised, the food collected and the gently used household items and gently worn clothing made available to our recipient families all go directly back into our local community.
2019 is off to a great start. We have already completed Box Packings with Dor Dorim and Ramat Shalom Synagogues and 2 community “FUNdraisers” with Flossie’s and Lago Mar Country Club Tennis. Plans to do more good together are already on the calendar. We invite you to become a Harvest Hero by becoming a sponsor, or by donating your time and funds to assist at upcoming events. Click on the calendar to the left to see more