What We Do

What We Do

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Harvest Project serves Metro-Vancouver’s North Shore, extending a hand up to those in need. Helping to restore our neighbours to health and stability benefits the whole community. Our vision is to enlarge our work as a sustainable and compassionate presence for North Shore residents, by North Shore residents.

In one of the wealthiest regions in Canada, critical family needs are often hidden and services are scarce for those who find themselves in desperate times. About 1 in 5 North Shore families are headed by a lone-parent – representing thousands of people. These families, and many others, are at-risk of losing access to physical, social and economic resources and opportunities.

For more than 23 years, Harvest Project has been reaching out to those who are experiencing extreme challenges with family break-downs, illness, job loss, and poverty. As a social enterprise, our programs provide individual client-coaching and active-listening, provision of food, clothing supports, assistance for workforce re-entry, food-recovery and redistribution, and our retail Clothes For Change Thrift Boutique.

Harvest Project’s impact in the community:

  • We provide a safety-net for hundreds of our neighbours by delivering  physical, emotional and spiritual support
  • We bring together more than 120 volunteers who annually contribute more than 19,000 hours of their time
  • We strengthen the community by bringing together support from households, corporations, governments, schools, churches and other non-profits, and our food-recovery network

Click on this link to read Harvest Project 2010-2012 Strategic Plan Document.