Mission: Just Harvest educates, empowers and mobilizes people to eliminate hunger, poverty, and economic injustice in our communities by influencing public policy, engaging in advocacy, and connecting people to public benefits.
Target demographics: end hunger and poverty
Direct beneficiaries per year: improved access to over $40,000 worth of fresh local produce at farmers markets and returned $5.19 million to low-income families in tax refunds. We assisted close to 800 families in applying for food stamp benefits and resolved over 250 problems recipients had with their cases.
Geographic areas served: Pittsburgh
Programs: - SNAP/food stamp application assistance - Welfare case advocacy - Free tax preparation services - Fresh Access - a program that enables food stamps recipients to shop at local farmers markets - Poverty simulations and presentations that educate the community about hunger and poverty - Community organizing to fight for public policies that minimize economic inequality and end hunger and poverty