Advisory Council



Advisory Council


The Advisory Council is a diverse group of community members dedicated to creating awareness about food justice and assisting Farming Hope’s efforts to make our community a more equitable place with opportunities and nourishment for all.

Activities: Event Support, Fundraising, and Volunteerism through: 

  • Corporate giving and engagement 
  • Spreading awareness about Farming Hope  
  • Tues and Wed night community dinners and Friday grocery market support 
  • Alumni support (helping write business plans, cover letters, advice on navigating work situations) 
  • Engage with various constituents in our community: our volunteers, guests, donors, and our culinary job-trainee Apprentices
  • Work with our Board of Directors and Staff to develop, promote, and improve our volunteer opportunities and lead our community of volunteers
  • Support planning and volunteer staffing for Apprentice Dinners (quarterly dinner featuring Apprentice-designed menus)
  • Support planning and hosting quarterly Apprentice Graduations
  • Brainstorm and planning of pop-up Guest Chefs dinners, annual food waste fundraiser challenge, and other fundraising events  
  • Help us to grow and strengthen our employment partnerships to ensure our Apprentices have job opportunities when they graduate


  • Biannual meetings for the Advisory Council co-hosted by Farming Hope’s Board of Directors
    • Meetings will focus on organizing for upcoming projects and also offer an opportunity to learn more about Farming Hope leadership and governance
    • Additional meetings to be scheduled based on interest in different activities 
  • Advisory Council members are required to become Harvest Club level supporters, with a $1000 fundraising goal by year end. This can be an outright gift, company matching, or peer-to-peer fundraising. 
  • Leadership opportunities for committed council members