Lori Martin

Lori Martin, executive director of Haven’s Harvest, is a lifelong environmentalist and community organizer who founded the food rescue/environmental group in 2017 after growing concerned at the amount of good food that was being destroyed locally when it could be transported to communities that could eat it. She has grown the all-volunteer corps of Haven’s Harvest to a group of 250+ committed individuals who use an app to rescue food locally and transport it to organizations that can distribute it in their communities. In 2023, Haven’s Harvest rescued approximately 1.5 million pounds of food (worth about $3.93 million). Haven’s Harvest was recognized for its efforts in October by the Black and Hispanic Caucus of the City of New Haven, who bestowed an annual Achievement Award on the food rescue organization for its work in the city.