How can we Produce Good
May 21, 2019
Nita Kurmins Gilson
How can we Produce Good

Nita Kurmins Gilson is Executive Director, Programs & Outreach at Produce Good. Their mission is to build an active and engaged community committed to finding sustainable solutions to alleviate hunger,reclaim and repurpose waste and promote the health and well-being of all.

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In 2009, Nita launched a grassroots program called “CropSwap”with the support of friends and volunteers (many of whom are still with ProduceGood today) to benefit the North County Food Bank. Through Nita’s determination, the distribution model was later expanded through a partnership with Feeding San Diego. In 2014, Nita  joined with Alex and Jeri White to incorporate ProduceGood, increasing CropSwap’s citrus recovery from 6,000 to 25,000 pounds in twelve short months. Today, Nita drives ProduceGood CropSwap and Market Share programs and community outreach. She works with tireless passion as an agent of change in the county, collaborating as part of the food sustainability and zero waste movements, representing ProduceGood in organizations with like missions and driving PG’s produce recovery programs 52 weeks a year. Last year, ProduceGood reached the lifetime total milestone of recovering over 340,000 pounds of produce, thus keeping over 167 TONS of edible food from going to landfill, AND providing over ONE MILLION servings of nutritious fruits and vegetables to San Diego's food insecure.