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.
Im an ex employee, I quit because from the outside it looked nice but once I was in it became a nightmare, and most of the reviews here are true. behind the scenes harvest time is a sinking ship. employees are treated like sweatshop workers and receive no breaks except a 30 minute lunch. your expected to be on your feet the entire time, no talking and limited restroom visits. management needs extensive training on how to treat people and how to communicate. bonnie was mean she doesnt work there anymore but every once and a while i'll see her downtoen, and terry doesnt work. shes' been there for some time and its wierd how she gets so many days off and still remains hired. Yes prices are going up because now harvest buys their stuff and needs to make the $ back. Yes the workers are mean and rude but maninly because management is mean and rude to them. and yes the owners are stealing your money. but its really simple dont shop there and dont work there.
For several years I was a 24HR caregiver. Our family's income hardly covered the essentials. No extra for stuff people take for granted, like OJ, a car, meat, fish, chicken, fresh produce. Harvest Time fulfilled a need. ...for several years...UNTIL the last year! Someone has decided to raise prices, far above, in some cases, what you can buy and pay for in dollar stores, even Publix(with coupons). They are telling every employee to tell the "complainers" it's due to Harvest Time now having to pay for food items from previous donating vendors. Employees are saying the general public is fed up. I NO LONGER can afford to shop there. I'm telling my senior high-rise fellow occupants about what is going on, and, they too, agree not to be able to shop there any more. Funny how Second Harvest in Orlando gets all their items donated, and Harvest Time has to pay. Something stinks in Sanford.
They sell BROKEN and DAMAGED items and WILL NOT RETURN YOUR MONEY. They Sell EXPIRED food and WILL NOT RETURN YOUR MONEY. They sell at slightly less than original retail. Many there are rude. The "Pastor" and his family have got to be raking it in since everything they sell, they get for free! What a racket!!
Their Genuine care for all no matter what ethnic, social, cultural background is incredable! They really are filling a huge need here in our community and internationally both socially and economically by providing Free medical and dental care, treating those that are in need with dignity and respect. The founders John and Mary have an incredable heart for helping people. The goals they set before them are nothing short of wonderful and incredable! Thank you John and Mary! MR
This is a great place -- when you needed a helping hand they were great to me and my family--its just sometime price be to high on some items then things be one price today and another price the next day on the side Bonnie and Betty run omg price go up and up everyday it like going to walmart. Same price. Then some of your working not friendly at all special Bonnie .
I've volunteered at Harvest time for over a year. i found everyone there to be very caring and compassionate about helping people who are in need.If You are looking for a place to volunteer I highly recommend Harvest time.You will be greatly blessed.
I have had a membership card for over four years now. It was time to re-new but because we make to much money according to the chart the lady had we were not allowed to renew. We were turned away. We work for a living & do not get ANY state assistance. We have bills like all other american's and appreciated the savings we got at Harvest Time. Maybe you guys should require a pay stub because if all people were honest like I was there would be less people going to Harvest Time! The lady asked us if we were losing our home? I guess if we didn't pay our bills then maybe she would have given us the card. Very Sad!
Harvest-Time International is a wonderful Christian Community Assistance organization that is there to help all those who are in need, either Locally, State wide, Nationally, or Global. Many of us have come and volunteered, made friends, cried and prayed for each other or for those who have come in with no other place to turn to. I fine Harvest-Time employees giving of themselves. And this was in tune to the Haiti Disaster Relief, at the time of the earthquake that took place. Harvest-Time is the best of non-profits. God Bless
I think that Harvest Time Int. is a great organization also a blessing for the community. I believe that we need more non profits organizations like this one that can bring hope to the people in need and an opportunity to serve others.
Thank you for your feedback Maria! We are actually going to add dairy products to our Assistance Program very soon.