Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The return of grassroots recipes: Great Depression Cooking - Clara's Pasta with Peas

We've been on a hiatus with our Grassroots Recipes, but this video seems to be the perfect way to bring back the recipe sharing. The first video of this series originated in 2007, and its popularity recently resurfaced as people all over relate to the struggle of putting food on the table and eating on a tight budget. Clara Cannucciari candidly shares her memory-filled commentary of what it's like growing up in an era of economic hardship while intertwining her simple recipes for cooking for next to nothing. If you have any thrifty recipes to share, please feel free to e-mail us at info@justharvest.org.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Many thanks

Many thanks to Bruce Springsteen, who generously supported Just Harvest for yet another year on his tour through Pittsburgh. Not only did he donate two tickets to auction off to his sold out show, he also matched the highest bidder with a personal contribution.

We were able to raise over $5,000 in cash the night of the event, thanks to "The Boss" announcing how important it is to support local grassroots organizations like Just Harvest and to join our efforts to fight hunger and poverty by donating. Giving fans flooded the doors after the show, throwing cash into our donation buckets. We couldn't have asked for a better encore.