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Harvest Time International Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: Help for today and Hope for tomorrow! Harvest Time International is a Hunger & Disaster Relief Organization meeting the needs of families in the US and worldwide. Local: Each day Harvest Time International assists 500 families with food and household items in our Community Hope Center,5 days a week. National: Harvest Time International distributes food, household goods and medical supplies to sustain nonprofit organizations in Florida & the US. International: Harvest Time International distributes Hunger and Relief products to families in need in developing countries

Geographic areas served: Central Florida, US & world wide

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

Harvest Time International is a great and trustworthy organization. I have donated to HTI for many years and it feels good to know that they will do with the donations what they say. I also like the fact that they don't believe in free hand outs to everybody.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Today this organization was said to be open, after three volunteers signed up (Myself one of them) , we were sent confirmation emails that we were still good to go for Today. After arriving, we found the place completely dark and when we called the office our messages were ignored. Honestly, I was appalled at the overall treatment of us volunteers- I will not be returning.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I have volunteered and have done tons of charity for my community. Im a single mom of 4 and one is chronically ill. This is the first time i have ever needed help and cant seem to get any. I dont know if I dont know who to talk to or what. But i cant get the help. Im trying to make rent and cant feed my kids. Im self employed and cant get help bc I dont have pay stubs. Ive had my job for 10 years. Im devastated that I've never asked for anything and cant get help the one time i need it. My name is Rebecca. 4079364776 if anyone knows how to do this

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The last several years their prices have gone bonkerz! They are supposed to be helping those who need help, not screwing them. The final nail in the coffin was last month I was overcharged at checkout by $10. The register lady just kept ringing up other customers as I waited for over 20 minutes. Seems NOBODY has a brain there to just give me $10 cash back and send me on my way while they figure out how to process the over ring. What do they need me there for? A bunch of morons. Tired of standing and waiting I ripped up my receipt and exited. Good riddance.

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Donor

Rating: 5

HTI is such a life source for Seminole county. My wife and I have donated occasionally for the past several years and feel great about the work they do. We have also taken a tour of the facilities to get a first hand feel of the operations and were very impressed. So many people coming through every day to receive help and the staff is very professional and does a great work. HTI is also unique because it is not just a food bank. People in need can receive food, clothing, house cleaning items, personal care and even furniture. They definitely make a difference and are a trustworthy, longstanding organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harvest Time is an amazing ministry. Years ago, when our family was going through some very hard times, Harvest Time stepped in and met some of our needs. I will never forget their kindness and graciousness during that time. Since then, our family has volunteered with Christmas Bag of Joy. It's truly amazing to see the faces and hear the stories of people who are able to give Christmas gifts to their kids because of HTI. I also saw many years, when there weren't enough donated gifts to meet the needs, that members of the Harvest Time team would go and purchase gifts so that they wouldn't run out of gifts for the people. I also appreciate the fact that HTI offers practical counseling to help change situations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Harvest Time is an amazing ministry. The way the organization is run and kindness of the people running it is extraordinary. I am continuously impressed with their generosity and willingness to help low income families meet their many needs. My family and I have been donating toys and our time to their annual Christmas event for the last 5 years and we will continue to do so.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have never been to Harvest Time Inc, however I know friends that have served there through volunteering , and also know individuals that serve in management as well. All those involved in either capacity have been faithful and concerned about the quality and care that goes into making Harvest Time successful! I plan to someday volunteer there myself because I am aware of the large volume of products they offer and the huge responsibility that goes with administering all their resources to people who are relying on them. I know many have been served well through this organization and we need to support this ministry that serves and provides so much for so many!

1 Rosita M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience in Harvest Time International as a volunteer has been excellent. It's a great place to volunteer and get back to the community. Great vision and mission for those who are in need.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Harvest time international is a great organization. I have volunteered there countless times and I can only say good things about this place. John and Mary Murphy truly have hearts for the people. They work extremely hard to keep this place running. All of these negative reviewers fail to realize how much they have given up to build a place not for themselves, but for the community. I have personally seen this ministry change so many peoples lives and is continuing to do so. Thank you so much for allowing me to help out in the community. I can tell this organization is only about helping people. I look forward to continue volunteering there.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I worked yesterday as a volunteer stocking and sorting food for the food pantry. It was really hard work but it was so rewarding to talk with the people that came in to get food and to know I was helping someone in some way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Harvest Time International through involvement in Leadership Seminole. Pastor John Murphy truly has a heart for making the community a better place and giving a hand where there is a need. HTI strives to make a difference to as many people as they can by filling a need for housing, food , medical supplies and even dental care for those that can't afford to do so on their own. I'm impressed with their broad vision and dedication to service. They are a great asset to our county and beyond!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great organization to give your time and donations. The founders have a heart to help people in need and this organization was founded in their own garage! Today they are helping families locally but also international. The great thing, everyone can join and be a part to make a difference. There are various volunteer opportunities sorting relief products like school supplies, food, clothing etc.. it's a great place to volunteer for church and corporate groups as well as families with children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place has GREATLY helped out my family. If it wasn't for Harvest Time, I don't know what we would have done. Some of the prices can be a little high at times, but they are still 30-60% under what it is in other stores. I got to meet the owners of this place and they have the most genuine hearts.

Thank God for Harvest Time.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

It's getting to pricey everytime people go there the prices go up you can't go online to get prices from wal-mart (exc) the stuff is donated from diffrent stores for people can afford to buy it used to get stuff cheaper then wal-mart now might as well go to wal-mart and by the same stuff you have cheaper you raised the price on everything to benefit youself to pay your car payments i guess you don't have any pride in what Harvest Time International Inc is all about that's for sure not about you living high off the hog

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I lost my respect for Harvest Time when they fired countless staff over the past few months claiming "money problems". This place profits off of poor people while the owners and all of their relatives employed there drive luxury cars. It must be really hard to pay your staff with car payments that high.

For a place that has so much potential, it's a shame that no one has stepped in or complained. the owners are there to make money and look good to donors, and don't care what happens to their loyal employees or their customers. If this is supposed to be a "Christian" organization, I'd hate to see what heathens would do.

Volunteer

Rating: 1

i came here to work and complete my community service hours for probation. when I first came I met the 2 coordinators terry and frankie. terry was quiet and frankie was funny and kind. working in the back was terrible, betty and ken are the meanest people i have ever met. i liked being in the office with frankie she would make me file and made me feel welcome. i found out that she was fired and i just dont have any motivation to go there. people are rude and they make me feel like a bad person. terry is never there. a lot of nice people get fired there. bring back some happy people and put some cold air in the warehouse.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Harvest time is a coverup for the pastors needs.
Employees work no breaks except a 30 minute lunch.
Which wouldnt be so bad except they work in non air conditioned areas and on their feet the majority of the time.
If this place is indeed a missionary there to help people why does a quota need to met daily, total $ taken in for the day beeds to be reported by 5:15?
Volunteers have wised up and have stop coming because they realized working for a tyrant like Betty and scammers John and Mary Murphy is not work it.
Donations that are suppose to go hurricane and disator victims end up on the store floor for sale.
Don't believe?
Come in for urself.
See how workers are treated like third world prisoners.
See how the nasty the store is jept while John and Mary drive infinity cars.
Do not waste ur time volunteering or working here.
Only come to investigate and report ur finding here for all to know.
The 5 stars are from harvet time administration lying to the public.
Come see for urself!
Harvest may have started out with a good heart but now greed has taken over.

1 Mathew B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've started volunteering here for almost a full 2 weeks and might I just say that this place is amazing. The people here are the nicest around, they truly care about the well being of their volunteers and their workers. The work they have me do is pretty fun, the people there are EXTREMELY friendly and caring. I've looked at a myriad of different community service options I had open to me, but once I came here, I knew that this is the place I wanted to do my full 100 hours. I would recommend anyone wanting to do community service hours to come here.

1 Lisa246

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only do they treat you with dignity but they go beyond in trying to find ways to help you out in your medical and dental needs. As a patient in the health I can't say enough about how well they treat you and will go beyond to make an appt if you need to be soon sooner than the scheduled apt. As a new patient for the dental I will be going in on Friday and having 6 teeth extracted for free.