Ag Against Hunger has redesigned its website,, to emphasize the role of grower-shipper donations in its success and to make its event calendar more accessible, according to the Salinas, Calif.-based nonprofit.

“A lot of people think we’re a gleaning organization,” said Lindsay Coate, communications and outreach coordinator. “That’s not even half of what we do. It’s really all about how the ag industry in this area gives us their surplus produce. We’ve made that more obvious. It’s transparent now that you can donate or volunteer."

“The gleaning is important, but we would be nothing without our produce donors.”

Ag Against Hunger collects nearly 11 million pounds in produce annually for the area’s hungry. During winters, the nonprofit dispatches a truck to the Imperial Valley and to Yuma, Ariz., where partner companies continue to donate.

One event on the new home page is a Sunday fundraiser at Chevy’s Fresh Mex on Davis Road in Salinas. Chevy’s will donate 15% of meal proceeds — excluding alcohol — to Ag Against Hunger for lunch and dinner guests on Oct. 10 who present a flier downloadable at

Before the redesign, calendar information was available but not on the home page.

New items on the site include produce recipes and, on every page, a “donate now” button.