The 29th Annual Harvest Celebration Dinner

Since 1989, the Harvest Celebration Dinner has been Just Harvest’s signature event. Every year it brings together hundreds of supporters and community leaders to celebrate our victories in the fight against hunger and poverty in our region.

This year marks our 29th Anniversary Dinner and Silent Auction. We expect over 300 guests, making it our most important fundraising event of the year.

Proceeds from the Harvest Celebration Dinner support Just Harvest: A Center for Action Against Hunger, our public policy advocacy arm, and Just Harvest Education Fund, our educational and service arm.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Omni William Penn Hotel
Downtown Pittsburgh


5:30 pm: VIP and Sponsor Reception

6:00 pm: Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction

7:00 pm: Three Course Dinner

Keynote Address:
Tamara Draut

Seeds of Justice Award Presentation
One Pennsylvania

Keynote Speaker Tamara Draut of DemosTamara Draut is the vice president of policy and research at Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where we all have an equal say in our democracy and an equal chance in our economy. She is also the author of two ground-breaking books: Sleeping Giant: How America’s New Working Class Will Transform America (2016) and Strapped: Why America’s 20- and 30-Somethings Can’t Get Ahead (2006), both published by Doubleday. You can read more about her here.

Just Harvest and the United Steelworkers are proud to honor Tamara Draut with our 2017 George and Jane Becker Memorial Award.

Seeds of Justice Awardee One PAOne Pennsylvania unites low-income and working class activists with the support of a broad coalition of community, labor, faith, and students’ organizations. Their members are workers, students, parents, seniors, people with disabilities, and retirees who work to shift the balance of power into the hands of the people. They campaign for good, family-sustaining jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Together, they tackle the fundamental economic justice and political participation problems of our community.

The Seeds of Justice Award is presented annually to individuals or organizations that make extraordinary contributions in advancing Just Harvest’s mission to eliminate hunger and poverty. It gives us great pleasure to present this award to our allies at One Pennsylvania.