How it Works

By purchasing 10 lbs of apples for $10 through Sharing the Harvest you enjoy some fantastic Yakima Apples at a great price and make a significant difference in the Central African Republic. How might your church get involved?


Sharing the Harvest depends on generosity and sharing. Generous growers commit to sharing part of their apples. Generous individuals share of their resources, pre-purchasing apples. Generous volunteers share of their time by packaging and transporting purchased apples. Generous funds are shared with the Center for Experimentation and Training in Agriculture (CEFA), a research and training farm in the Central African Republic, supported by Covenant World Relief. CEFA generous shares knowledge and techniques with farmers and others to take a bite out of hunger and malnutrition in their community.

 

Results of Recent Year's Projects:

Since 2012, the churches of the Pacific Northwest Conference have raised over $86,000 to assist CEFA and to help start new projects through Foods Resource Bank. Click here for pictures of the Yakima events.

 



2018 Church Timeline

Participating Churches Commitment Deadline - July 22nd
Materials sent to churches - August 29th
Orders Due - October 2nd
Packing/Transport Day - October 27th
Distribution of apples at your church - October 28th - November 4th

How to Purchase Fruit

Here are the 5 basic steps for how Sharing the Harvest would work for your church.
  1. Fill out the Sharing the Harvest 2018 Church Registration Form. to let them know you are interested in being a partnering church.
  2. Sharing the Harvest will supply you with everything you will need to have a Sharing the Harvest Sunday (or Sundays) in September, where apples (Fuji, Gala, and Golden Delicious) are pre-sold at $10 for 10 lbs.
  3. Generous Growers from the Yakima Valley donate their apples to Sharing the Harvest.
  4. On Saturday, October 27th apples will be bagged at Wiley Heights Covenant Church in Yakima, WA. Churches are strongly encouraged to come and be a part of the day, volunteering to bag and sort apples, enjoying a day in the country, pressing cider, activities for kids, and transporting them back to their local churches.
  5. On that following Sunday individuals can pick-up their ordered apples at their church.  If churches do not elect to participate in the packing day, other arrangements for transportation will be secured for the following week, and apples will be available the next Sunday.

 

Media Coverage

Evangelical Covenant Midwinter Presentation (7 minutes; Presentation begins at 30:45)

 

Seattle Times: Fruit of Their Labor Goes to Help Africa

 

Covenant Newswire: Selling Apples to Help Plant Fruit Trees in the Central Africa Republic