Hungry Harvest -- Eat Better!

Full disclosure: my sister Laura works for Hungry Harvest.

We recently began receiving boxes from Hungry Harvest. I am not exaggerating when I say that in a few short weeks, it has changed the way we eat.

For those who are not familiar with the organization, it is a food box delivery service. Specifically, they deliver produce to your door on a set schedule.
1 We had tried similar services in the past, but cancelled after a short while. The produce would sit unused and it was just not worth the expense.

Hungry Harvest, is different from the other services we have used in the past. I could continue, but why not let them explain it themselves?

The injustice of wasting this much edible food when 20% in the US lack access to a nutritious diet is plenty reason to rescue this produce & help mend a broken food system. But the impact of wasted food extends well beyond our bellies. Almost a quarter of agricultural water is used to grow food that’s not eaten. We generate the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of 1 in 7 cars by growing, shipping & processing uneaten food. Cutting food waste in half globally could reduce our ecological footprint by 16% & ensure a more sustainable future.Making a positive environmental impact is just one of the reasons  why we work every day to rescue this fresh & delicious produce whose only crime is being a little off-size, off-color, a little ugly or a little overproduced. Packing this into our weekly variety boxes & delivering it to your doorstep not only helps eliminate unnecessary & avoidable food waste, but it also supports efforts to eradicate hunger in this country. So far, with the help of our Harvest Heroes, we've rescued over 8 million pounds of food from going to waste & provided access to over 750,000 pounds of fruits & veggies to those who are food insecure. There's so much more work to do, and we hope you'll join us on our mission. 

So far we have enjoyed each box that we received. We’ve even tried some new recipes. More importantly, since we have ingredients at home we are less likely to stop for fast food because we are too tired to cook. Also, we are making fewer runs to the grocery store which, at least in my case, means fewer opportunities to add impulse junk food to the cart.

You can customize your orders as well. Is there a veggie that you can’t stand? Tell them not to send it. Is there a fruit you love? Upvote that bad boy! Each week you have the option to add other material as well.

I’m sure you’ve checked out the links by now.
4 You may be thinking “Yes, it seems like a great service AND they are doing good in the community, but come on Michael, answer the real question: how is the food?”

Short answer? Amazing.

Long answer? Sure, there are some dings on a tomato, or maybe the corn on the cob has a few inverted kernels, but honestly? It’s amazing. It’s like eating fresh from the garden without all of that pesky dealing with mosquitos crap.

If you live in an area in which Hungry Harvest is available, I strongly suggest you give them a try.

1 We are currently getting the larger box every other weekend.

2 NEVER shop hungry.

3 Or intoxicated.

4 You haven’t? What the hell is wrong with you? Click