Gleaning

We work with farmers in Missouri and Kansas to glean their fields and orchards after the harvest, to gather up produce left behind by mechanical equipment and pickers. This fresh, locally grown food is delivered to food pantries and feeding agencies in close proximity to the farm where it is gleaned.

Already Picked and Packed

We also work with excess, graded out, or rejected produce that cannot be sold for market reasons. This food may come from commercial farms, produce packing companies, grocery stores, farmers’ markets and more. We work in Missouri and Kansas, and can locate nearby food banks that will take larger quantities, and food pantries and agencies that will take smaller quantities.

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Twenty volunteers needed for pop-up gleaning

Sign up now to glean greens, bok choy on Wednesday Wed., June 21, 7:30-10:30 a.m.–gleaning greens, bok choy near Lawrence We just received confirmation from the farmer that we can rescue pounds and pounds of this fresh produce to feed our hungry neighbors. Come help! We need 20 volunteers! The farm is just 30 min. [...]

Help rescue strawberries at a farm east of Lawrence, KS

Help harvest strawberries for hungry families at a farm east of Lawrence Wednesday, June 10, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or later Thursday, June 11, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. or later We’re gleaning strawberries two days only at this farm east of Lawrence, KS. We need at least 50 people…can you come help rescue these berries? Come at [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Uncategorized, Volunteer Gleaning Alerts|0 Comments

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

Check it out.  This might spur a global movement!   Legislation barring stores from spoiling and throwing away food is aimed at tackling epidemic of waste alongside food poverty. French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set [...]