Valley United Way’s Harvest House is a biannual festival during which a 400-square-foot house is constructed out of shelves and filled with more than 100,000 nonperishable food items. The food that is collected is then distributed to food banks serving Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, Shelton, and Oxford. To learn more about hunger in the Valley, read the 2015 Valley Hunger Study here.
2015 will mark the sixth build of this very special house, and it will take place on the Shelton Riverwalk on September 26 and 27. As a result of the past five Harvest Houses, over ONE MILLION MEALS have been provided to Valley families in need. Harvest House is compared to a classic barn raising in that it utilizes the collective action of the community for the common good. Families in need, in turn, are able to thrive rather than go hungry.
Find out how you can get involved by contacting the Director of the Volunteer Center
Harvest House VI This Year’s Build
Harvest House V in 2013
Harvest House IV in 2011
Harvest House III in 2009
Harvest House II in 2007
And the Original Harvest House I in 2005
Check out this video created by Basement Systems to learn more about Harvest House