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“our Coastal Harvest team is working diligently to be more efficient, effective and intentional”–Angela Burton

“I am excited to have joined the Coastal Harvest team this year and to be writing to you about our continued success. I have been overwhelmed by the continuous generosity and support from our donors and volunteers that allow us to serve our communities in our hunger relief efforts. As we move forward into a new calendar year, I can't help but reflect on our humble beginnings. Jim Coates founded our organization thirty years ago with a simple goal: to help those in need and to feed hungry people. After all these years, we are still rooted by this goal and continue to work towards driving hunger from our communities. Our Coastal Harvest team is working diligently to be more efficient, effective and intentional to ensure we are providing the best service for the most people. I am honored to be leading Coastal Harvest through a new era where we will continue to stay grounded by our roots, yet growing to fill the need.” Angela Burton – Executive Director

Angela Burton: Executive Director of Coastal Harvest.  Burton comes to Coastal Harvest with a unique background in distribution and business management. Burton is a Grays Harbor, Washington native and a graduate of Saint Martin’s University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a double concentration in Management and Marketing.

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Angela Burton: Executive Director of Coastal Harvest.  Burton comes to Coastal Harvest with a unique background in distribution and business management. Burton is a Grays Harbor, Washington native and a graduate of Saint Martin’s University, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a double concentration in Management and Marketing.

“I am excited to have joined the Coastal Harvest team this year and to be writing to you about our continued success. I have been overwhelmed by the continuous generosity and support from our donors and volunteers that allow us to serve our communities in our hunger relief efforts. As we move forward into a new calendar year, I can't help but reflect on our humble beginnings. Jim Coates founded our organization thirty years ago with a simple goal: to help those in need and to feed hungry people. After all these years, we are still rooted by this goal and continue to work towards driving hunger from our communities. Our Coastal Harvest team is working diligently to be more efficient, effective and intentional to ensure we are providing the best service for the most people. I am honored to be leading Coastal Harvest through a new era where we will continue to stay grounded by our roots, yet growing to fill the need.” Angela Burton – Executive Director

“your assistance is appreciated as much as it is needed.”–Linda Karjala

“When I joined the Board eight years ago, I remember being amazed at the scope of the Coastal Harvest operation. Our trucks haul food from statewide locations. We then separate it and deliver it to our client agencies--in a service area that stretches from the Olympics to the Columbia and from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade crest. We could not touch the lives we do without your support.  You form the foundation of the Coastal Harvest family, and your assistance is appreciated as much as it is needed.” Linda Karjala – Board Secretary 

Linda Karjala: Coastal Harvest Board member for eight years. Currently serving as Board Secretary. Linda is a retired school teacher, we greatly appreciate her abilities and skills gleaned from a lifetime of teaching others.

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Linda Karjala: Coastal Harvest Board member for eight years. Currently serving as Board Secretary. Linda is a retired school teacher, we greatly appreciate her abilities and skills gleaned from a lifetime of teaching others.

“When I joined the Board eight years ago, I remember being amazed at the scope of the Coastal Harvest operation. Our trucks haul food from statewide locations. We then separate it and deliver it to our client agencies--in a service area that stretches from the Olympics to the Columbia and from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascade crest. We could not touch the lives we do without your support.  You form the foundation of the Coastal Harvest family, and your assistance is appreciated as much as it is needed.” Linda Karjala – Board Secretary 

“In 2016, we accomplished a lot of good work to feed the hungry.”




“In 2016, we accomplished a lot of good work to feed the hungry. We have a wonderful group of about 30 volunteers, who together drove a total of 10,324 miles to donate 246 hours of work.

One of their projects is to repack large totes of frozen food into family-sized portions.  Each repack session takes a half a day. During that time, they average repackaging food from four bulk commercial totes, which weigh between 1,400-1,600 pounds each.  We do about 5,600-6,400 lbs. a repack. Within this last year, this almost weekly event has added 228,545 extra pounds of food to the inventory of food banks, feeding programs and senior centers in seven Southwest Washington counties.

Food for this program is collected from partner agencies that collaborate and coordinate with our organization.  We also receive food from various organizations who sponsor food drives for Coastal Harvest.

Our new box truck allows us to collect more fresh, farm-to-table options.


Volunteers also assist every month when we deliver food to people without a food bank in their immediate community.  The Coastal Harvest Mobile Food Bank delivers government commodities and boxes of food to families and individuals that are often homeless and living in camps in the Moclips, Pacific Beach, and Taholah areas.”

Kathryn Kalenius – Volunteer Coordinator

 

Kat Kalenius: Joined Coastal Harvest in 2016. Kat schedules volunteer actions. She is also the lead team member on our Mobile FoodBank project. Kat comes to us with an abundance of experience in many fields.

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Kat Kalenius: Joined Coastal Harvest in 2016. Kat schedules volunteer actions. She is also the lead team member on our Mobile FoodBank project. Kat comes to us with an abundance of experience in many fields.

“In 2016, we accomplished a lot of good work to feed the hungry. We have a wonderful group of about 30 volunteers, who together drove a total of 10,324 miles to donate 246 hours of work. One of their projects is to repack large totes of frozen food into family-sized portions.  Each repack session takes a half a day. During that time, they average repackaging food from four bulk commercial totes, which weigh between 1,400-1,600 pounds each.  We do about 5,600-6,400 lbs. a repack. Within this last year, this almost weekly event has added 228,545 extra pounds of food to the inventory of food banks, feeding programs and senior centers in seven Southwest Washington counties. Food for this program is collected from partner agencies that collaborate and coordinate with our organization.  We also receive food from various organizations who sponsor food drives for Coastal Harvest. Our new box truck allows us to collect more fresh, farm-to-table options. Volunteers also assist every month when we deliver food to people without a food bank in their immediate community.  The Coastal Harvest Mobile Food Bank delivers government commodities and boxes of food to families and individuals that are often homeless and living in camps in the Moclips, Pacific Beach, and Taholah areas.” Kathryn Kalenius – Volunteer Coordinator  

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COASTAL HARVEST WASHINGTON- Coastal Harvest is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on community support for operation. We actively seek to build relationships and collaborate with businesses, agencies, and individuals who support our fight against hunger.