The National Gleaning Project

Gleaning and Food Recovery Organizations

AmpleHarvest.org

A nonprofit providing education and support to growers and gardeners who want to donate excess crops. Food pantries can register with AmpleHarvest.org to make it easier for growers to find them. The website includes information for growers, food pantries, and others.
Region: National

Ecotrust Food Hub

Run by the nonprofit Ecotrust, one of the Food Hub connects farmers and food suppliers, distributors, buyers, and others on an interactive online directory. The Hub services Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and California. The Hub's Farm to Food bank project provides hunger relief organizations with information on connecting with farmers, managing gleaning organizations, and other resources.
Region: National

Feeding America

National nonprofit that runs the National Produce Program, which secures bulk produce and through value-added processing, distributes the produce to member food banks. The organization's website includes information for food banks, food donors, food recipients, and others.
Region: National

Food Cowboy

Food Cowboy is a for-profit company that operates a program that “uses mobile technology to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of landfills.”
Region: National

Food Donation Connection

The organization partners with the National Restaurant Association and runs the Harvest Program; coordinating food donation programs for major restaurant chains and other food industry members. The website provides information for food industry, food recipient organizations and others.
Region: National

Food Recovery Network

The program's mission is to build food recovery programs on college campuses across the U.S. The website includes information for donors and students who want to create chapters.
Region: National

Society of St. Andrew

Nonprofit with regional offices throughout the southern United States. The Society of St. Andrew maintains a Gleaning Network of religious and other organizations involved in on-farm gleaning. Information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: National

The Campus Kitchens Project

A Washington, D.C. based nonprofit working with "high schools, colleges and universities to share on-campus kitchen space, recover food from cafeterias and engage students as volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the community." The website includes information for donors and those looking to start a campus kitchen campaign.
Region: National

Seacoast Eat Local

This organization “connects people with sources of locally grown foods” by producing a local food guide, sponsoring workshops and events and providing information through a newsletter, blog and website in Northern Massachusetts, Southern Maine, and Southern/Eastern New Hampshire. The website includes information for farmers, donors, individuals, and others.
Region: Northeast

Bay Area Food Bank

This nonprofit services areas of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Their gleaning program harvests, packs and transports produce to partner agencies. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: National
State: Alabama
Magic City Harvest

Greater Birmingham, AL based nonprofit organization that recovers perishable food for distribution to the food insecure through local nonprofit hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for donors and others.
Region: Southeast
State: Alabama
Association of Arizona Food Banks

Phoenix, AZ based nonprofit association working on the Arizona Statewide Gleaning Project, which gleans and distributes surplus food to food banks throughout the state. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Arizona
Iskashitaa

Tuscon, AZ based nonprofit organization that operates a gleaning program for inter-generational African, Asian and Middle Eastern refugees to glean backyards and farms with local volunteers. Gleaned foods are distributed to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Arizona
St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Phoenix, AZ nonprofit that runs a seasonal citrus gleaning program and accepts fruit donations. The website includes information for volunteers, advocates, corporate partners, and food recipients.
Region: Southwest
State: Arizona
Borderlands Food Bank

The food bank runs Produce On Wheels - With Out Waste (P.O.W.W.O.W.). The program disperses fresh produce to communities at churches, schools and other entities throughout Southern Arizona and the Metropolitan Tucson and Phoenix service areas. 10 million lbs. of fresh nutritional rescued produce annually are delivered to agency sites for distribution to supporters.
Region: Western
State: Arizona
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Tucson, AZ based nonprofit that organizes produce gleaning activities from local farms, homes, schools, and the University of Arizona. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Arizona
Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance

Little Rock, AK based nonprofit that partners with the Society of St. Andrew on a statewide gleaning project. Crops gleaned from fields and orchards are distributed to food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters and their Grow a Row program encourages urban farmers to donate to their communities. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Arkansas
Donate Dont Dump

A nonprofit with 20 chapters in four states, which is managed by youth advocates and focused on rescuing surplus food for needy communities. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, and others.
Region: National
State: California
Ag Against Hunger

Salinas, CA based organization that recovers surplus crops and food from farmers and food shippers for distribution to food banks and like organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Western
State: California
Alameda Backyard Growers

Alameda, CA based nonprofit that maintains a network of gardeners who share information and resources and donate surplus produce to Alameda Food Bank. The website includes information for volunteers, gardeners and donors.
Region: Western
State: California
Backyard Bounty

Backyard Bounty is a volunteer-powered gleaning program of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. We work with gardeners and farmers to keep fresh local produce from going to waste. From southern Santa Barbara County's citrus and avocado orchards to north county's rich vegetable and strawberry fields we work to make sure everybody in our community has access to healthy fruits and vegetables grown in our own back yard.
Region: Western
State: California
California Association of Food Banks

California based nonprofit association that runs a Farm to Family program which works with farmers to ship surplus food to member food banks for distribution to hunger relief organizations around the state. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and advocates.
Region: Western
State: California
Center for Human Services

Modesto, CA based nonprofit that runs the Harvesting Futures program, which combines youth development and education with harvesting fruit from backyard orchards and farms. The fruit is distributed to area food banks. The website includes information for donors, volunteers and food and service recipients.
Region: Western
State: California
CropSwap San Diego

San Diego, CA based organization that partners with Feeding America to support their citrus gleaning throughout North San Diego County. The website includes information for volunteers, fruit donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
Extra Food

Extra Food picks up excess fresh food from organizations and immediately deliver it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families. Information available for volunteers, donors, and food recipients.
Region: Western
State: California
Farm to Pantry

Sonoma County, CA organization that engages in on-farm gleaning across Sonoma County for distribution to local charitable organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Food Forward

Los Angeles, CA based nonprofit organization that plans gleanings from farmers' markets, farmers, wholesale markets and other venues for distribution to local hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, property owners, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Food Rescue

Vallejo, CA based organization that recovers food from the Vallejo Farmers’ Market. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and the community.
Region: Western
State: California
Food Runners

San Francisco Bay, CA based nonprofit that collects perishable and prepared food from restaurants, hospitals, caterers and others and delivers it directly to local hunger relief programs. The website includes information for food donors, volunteers and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
FOODShare

Ventura County, CA based nonprofit that runs a gleaning program encouraging on-farm and backyard gleaning and distributes the food through partner organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Forage Oakland

North Oakland, CA based community fruit barter network that gleans from backyard fruit trees and redistributes among community neighbors. The website includes information for collaborators and fruit recipients.
Region: Western
State: California
Gleanings for the Hungry

Sultana, CA nonprofit Christian organization that dries fruit, repackages food and creates soup mixes from donated dehydrated ingredients. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, religious groups, and others.
Region: Western
State: California
GleanSLO

San Luis Obispo, CA based organization that gleans from farms, fields and orchards which have registered with their organization. Gleaned foods are redistributed to the food insecure through the Food Bank Coalition. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Growing Together

San Francisco Bay, CA based nonprofit that runs Oakland Fruit, which gleanings from backyard fruit trees. A portion of the harvest is donated to hunger relief organizations and a portion is used to generate income the organization uses to plant fruit trees. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
Harvest Club of Orange County

Santa Ana, CA based organization that gleans produce from backyard gardens in Orange County for donation to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Western
State: California
Harvest CROPS: Community Residents Offering Produce Seasonally

San Diego, CA based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that harvests from residential fruit sources for donation to the food insecure. The website provides information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
Harvest Fairvale

Fairvale, CA based organization that gleans fruit trees and donates the harvest to local hunger relief agencies. The organization also works with Harvest Sacramento. The website includes information for volunteers and partner organizations.
Region: Western
State: California
Hidden Harvest

Coachella, CA based nonprofit organization that has been deemed a "blue chip investment" because of its program that employs the working poor at a liveable wage to glean from local farms and orchards for distribution to needy seniors, children, after school programs, food banks, and pantries. The website provides information for donors, food recipients, and others.
Region: Western
State: California
LA Kitchen

Los Angeles, CA based nonprofit organization that works with farmers and wholesalers to rescue produce which they process in their food hub for distribution to social services agencies around Los Angeles. The organization uses a social enterprise model that involves culinary job training. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: California
North Berkeley Harvest

North Berkeley, CA based organization that gleans fruit from neighborhood trees. The website includes information for volunteers and tree owners.
Region: Western
State: California
Peninsula Food Runners

San Francisco, CA based nonprofit that works to reduce food insecurity in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The organization picks up surplus food from restaurants, wholesalers, bakeries, and other vendors and delivers it to food shelters and other organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and recipient organizations.
Region: Western
State: California
Petaluma Bounty

Petaluma, CA based nonprofit that runs Bounty Hunters, which gleans surplus food from backyard gardens, farms and other venues and distributes it to food pantries, senior centers and others. Other programs include their educational urban farm Bounty Farm. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Western
State: California
Picking for Purpose

Many commercial growers and private homeowners have fruit trees, or entire orchards and fields that produce more fresh fruit or vegetables than they can harvest. Picking for Purpose invites them to register their crops online. Then the Merced County Food Bank staff organizes harvests and trains volunteers to gather the fresh produce. Volunteers sign up online, checking off a liability waiver that protects crop owners. The produce collected is distributed by the Food Bank to our neighbors in need through our network of non-profit agency partners and direct food programs like Senior Brown Bag Program and Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Region: Western
State: California
Produce to the People

San Francisco, CA based nonprofit that runs the Backyard Harvest Project gleans surplus produce from residential trees and distributes to local hunger relief and service organizations. Homeowners can register fruit trees and gardens for harvest. The website includes information for homeowners and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
ProduceGood

CropSwap is a gleaning program of ProduceGood (a 501(c)3 organization) that has been harvesting excess citrus in San Diego County since 2010
Region: Western
State: California
Pueblo

Oakland, CA based nonprofit organization that has an Urban Youth Harvest program which partners with Cycles of Change to help volunteers bicycle to backyard fruit tree sites to glean, then deliver the fruit to senior centers and residences. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Sacramento Reverse Food Truck

The Sacramento Reverse Food Truck picks up fresh food donations from local farmers' markets and monetary donations at other events. Collected produce is delivered to area food banks and hunger relief organizations, and monetary donations support truck up-keep.
Region: Western
State: California
San Francisco Public Works: Urban Harvesting Program

The Public Works Dept. of San Francisco, CA works with residents and businesses recover and distribute locally grown produce. Food is distributed to area food banks and other hunger relief organizations. Homeowners who register their trees will receive supplies and support for harvesting and donating. The website includes information for homeowners and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
Santa Cruz Fruit Tree Project

Santa Cruz, CA based organization that runs a Backyard Harvest Program and a Fruit Sharing Network, which connect residents with fruit trees to volunteer gleaners. The harvest is split between volunteers and hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
SoCal Harvest

Long Beach, CA based nonprofit that gleans backyard produce and fruit for donation to food pantries. The website includes information for food donors, volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Soil Born Farms

Sacramento, CA based nonprofit that runs Harvest Sacramento, a collaborates with residents, nonprofits and community groups to harvest surplus produce from backyard gardens and donates to local hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, food recipients and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Sonoma Valley Gleaning Project

Developed by the nonprofit Trinity Episcopal Church in Sonoma, CA, the gleaning project recovers surplus produce and delivers it to Sonoma area hunger relief programs. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Sprial Gardens Community Food Security Project

Southwest Berkeley, CA based nonprofit organization that runs a Community Harvest Project to help homeowners and community members glean fruit from private and community grounds. The website includes information for volunteers and homeowners.
Region: Western
State: California
Standford Gleaning Project

The Stanford University student group harvests fruit from campus trees for donation to local hunger relief organizations and service agencies. The website includes information for volunteers and advocates.
Region: Western
State: California
The Backyard Produce Project

San Diego, CA based organization that sets up donation sites where residents can drop off produce, organizes fruit tree gleaning activities and runs an organic orchard and garden. Produce is donated to the Friends and Family Community Connection and The Connection Church. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
The Berkeley Gleaners

Berkeley, CA area group that gleans unwanted fruit from community residents for distribution to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors, and property owners.
Region: Western
State: California
The Food Bank for Humboldt County

Eureka, CA based nonprofit that gleans through their Local Food Resources Program. Surplus food is recovered from 49 local farms, ranches and orchards for distribution to the food insecure, and homeowners can register their fruit trees for harvest. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Western
State: California
The Urban Farmers

San Francisco-based gleaning organization with seven chapters in Eastern Contra Costa County. We are in the final phases of developing the software application that will be available to qualified gleaning organizations that donate the harvest to the needy. The system helps gleaners track fruit donors, available trees to harvest, communicate with contacts such as fruit donors and volunteers, as well as schedule harvests, record results and generate receipts.
Region: Western
State: California
Veggie Rescue

Santa Ynez, CA nonprofit that gleans produce from farms, farmers’ markets, gardens and orchards and delivers to hunger relief and school lunch programs. The organization serves Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Santa Maria. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: California
Village Harvest

San Francisco, CA based nonprofit organization that gleans from backyard fruit trees and community orchards for delivery to local hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and tree owners.
Region: Western
State: California
White Pony Express

The nonprofit organization partners with grocery stores, farmers markets, school lunch providers and other food retailers to pick up and deliver high-quality surplus food to local hunger-relief organizations. Information is available for volunteers, partner organizations, and others.
Region: Western
State: California
Bear Smart Durango Fruit Gleaning Program

Durango, CO, nonprofit that partners with Healthy Community Food Systems, FLC Environmental Center, and Colorado State University Extension on their Fruit Gleaning Hub. The Hub is an online platform for fruit seekers to connect with fruit growers with excess harvest. The website includes information for growers and harvesters.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Boulder Food Rescue

Boulder, CO based nonprofit that runs programs including Community Fruit Rescue and the Food Rescue Alliance. Community Fruit Rescue encourages residents to engage in urban gleaning, while the Food Rescue Alliance works to increase food recovery and decrease food waste throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the country. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recovery advocates.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Colorado Springs, CO based food rescue nonprofit that recovers fresh produce and prepared foods and baked goods. Volunteers pick up food using bicycles and bike trailers and delivers it to a hunger relief organization. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recuse advocates.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Denver Food Rescue

Denver, CO based nonprofit that does 75% of food deliveries by bicycle. The organization redistributes food from grocery stores to hunger relief organizations serving low-income areas. The website includes information for donors and volunteers.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Foraged Feast

Foraged Feast is a Denver-based non-profit that collects locally grown food that would otherwise go unused or wasted and connects those nutritional food sources with the underserved of our community. This includes gleaning fruit trees in private and public spaces and recovering excess produce from farmer’s markets, local farms and wholesale distributors. Information available for volunteers and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
La Puente Food Bank Network

San Luis Valley based nonprofit that provides food, shelter and services to members of the Valley. The Food Bank Network connects the Valley's 13 food banks, and their gleaning program gleans excess produce from local farms for the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, growers and donors.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Produce for Pantries

Produce For Pantries is a multi-partner organization that encourages home, school and community gardeners to plant, grow and share produce with food pantries and hunger-relief organizations in their neighborhoods.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Slow Food Denver

Denver, CO based nonprofit that gleans and cans surplus fruit from local trees; incorporating instruction in making jams and jellies. Often volunteers take home fruit products while the rest are donated to a local nonprofit. The website includes information for volunteers and members.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
The Growing Project

Fort Collins, CO based nonprofit that promotes local food systems and food security through agricultural advocacy, education and experiences. Their Food Finders program works with a network of farms, groceries, gardeners and others to pick up excess produce and redistribute to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for donors, volunteers, members and the community.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
UpRoot

Our mission is to create a holistic, healthy, economically vibrant and just food system within Colorado through gleaning, experiential education, and nonpartisan legislation.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
We Don't Waste

Denver, CO based nonprofit organization that recovers food from restaurants, caterers, and other food purveyors for distribution to service-minded organizations serving the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, partner organizations and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Colorado
Community Plates

This organization rescues nutritious food from restaurants, markets and other food industry members for distribution to the food insecure throughout the United States. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: National
State: Connecticut
Connecticut Food Bank

Non-profit organization that "distribute[s] food and other resources to nearly 700 community food assistance programs in six of Connecticut’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham". The New Haven food bank's Plant-a-Row program encourages farmers, schools, and home and community gardeners to plant extra crops that are intended for food donation to the food bank and local food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Eastern Connecticut Community Garden Association

This nonprofit works with other organizations to glean foods for soup kitchens and like organizations. The website includes information for individual and group volunteers.
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Foodshare

A nonprofit encouraging on-farm and backyard gleaning that distributes food through partner organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
TEEG

This organization partners with the Connecticut Food Bank on its gleaning program, which assists farmers and volunteers with harvesting and processing surplus foods for donation to food pantries. The website includes information for food and service recipients; volunteers; and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Connecticut
Bread for the City

Washington, DC based nonprofit organization that runs Glean for the City, which captures surplus food from farmers markets and through direct food donations from community members. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: District of Columbia
D.C. Central Kitchen

Washington, DC based nonprofit organization that runs a food recycling program which combines gleaned foods procured from farmers with food rescued using other food recovery methods to create healthy, balanced meals. The website includes information for volunteers, corporate partners and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: District of Columbia
FreshFarm Markets

Chesapeake Bay region based nonprofit organization that works with gleaning partners to donate and distribute surplus crops to charitable organizations in the Chesapeake Bay area. The website includes information for farmers markets and donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: District of Columbia
CROS Ministries Gleaning Program

Palm Beach and Marin County, FL based nonprofit organization that runs a gleaning program to glean surplus produce from local farms for distribution to the food insecure through the Palm Beach County Food Bank. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Destin Harvest

Destin Harvest is a non-profit food harvest organization servicing Okaloosa and Walton County. The organization employs a fleet of refrigerated trucks to harvest high volume food donations from local grocery stores, restaurants, and wholesalers. Same day, free deliveries are made to over 40 active feeding programs in Okaloosa and Walton County.
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Farm Share, Inc.

Farm Share’s mission is alleviating hunger and malnutrition by recovering and distributing fresh and nutritious food to those who need it most. Our mission is a simple approach to resolving two imminent social issues facing the state of Florida – hunger and food waste. Our mission emerged from a simple observation that while there is enough food produced in Florida to feed all of its residents, many individuals go hungry because good food is prematurely sent to our landfills. Farm Share operates as a large-scale food bank servicing the entire state of Florida from three packinghouses across the state and offices at two state farmers markets.
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Florida Association of Food Banks

Florida based nonprofit association that encompasses Florida's 13 Feeding America affiliated Regional Distribution Centers. The Association's programs include Farmers Feeding Florida, which redistributes "unmarketable" foods to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Transition Sarasota

Sarasota, FL based nonprofit organization that runs the Suncoast Gleaning Project which harvests surplus produce from local farms for the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, food recipients and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: Florida
Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta, GA based nonprofit organization that runs Atlanta's Table, which recovers prepared food from restaurants, caterers, corporate dining rooms, hotels, convention centers, special events and other food service providers for distribution to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: Georgia
Concrete Jungle

Atlanta, GA based organization that gleans fruit and nuts from trees throughout Atlanta and distributes to the food insecure through its partner organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: Georgia
Second Helpings Atlanta

The nonprofit works throughout the Atlanta-metropolitan area rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need. With a team of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as the link between our network of over 50 donors and the front-line agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis.
Region: Southeast
State: Georgia
Aloha Harvest

Honolulu, HI nonprofit that rescues food from restaurants, hotels, government facilities and others and delivers it to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for partners and recipient agencies.
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
One Island Sustainable Living Center

With locations in Honaunau and Kapa 'au, HI, the nonprofit's No Fruit Left Behind program gleans from area farms and gardens. Half the harvest goes to the host farm, and half is placed into the local food system or sold at farmers' markets. The website includes information for community members.
Region: Western
State: Hawaii
Backyard Harvest

Moscow, ID based nonprofit organization whose volunteers donate backyard produce like garden surplus and fruit for low-income families and seniors. The website includes information for donors, food recipients and volunteers.
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Idaho Food Bank

Idaho based nonprofit food bank that works with the state Department of Corrections and volunteer farms to grow produce for food insecure communities. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and donors.
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Peaceful Belly Farm

Garden City, ID based nonprofit that started Glean for the Idaho Food Bank, which delivers gleaned food to the food bank. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Trinity Community Gardens

Canyon County, ID based nonprofit that grows produce for donation to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers and community members.
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Western Idaho Community Action Partnership, Inc.

Payette, ID based nonprofit that serves the food insecure at their Community Action Centers and organizes gleaning activities. The largest gleaning project, in Canyon County, works with local farmers to glean produce. The website includes information for volunteers and food and service recipients.
Region: Western
State: Idaho
Mindful Waste

A nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating food waste through education, prevention and recovery.
Region: Midwest
State: Illinois
Community Keepers

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Palatine, IN partners with restaurants, grocery stores, and other organizations collect and distribute food and services to those in need. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana
Hoosier Hills Food Bank

The Bloomington, IN based nonprofit's Gleaning and Garden programs work with local farmers to harvest surplus crops and grows its own produce, all for distribution to the food insecure through hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, food recipients and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana
Indiana's State Association of Food Banks

The statewide nonprofit is a network of 11 Feeding America food banks serving the entire state. Partners include Indiana Pork Producers, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana's Family of Farmers and the Indiana Vegetable Growers Association. Website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, partners and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana
Indy Hunger Network

The Indianapolis nonprofit is a coalition of private and public hunger relief organizations and volunteers. Their Glean Team local farmers and the Indy Urban Acres to rescue and distribute excess food to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Indiana
Food at First

Ames, IA nonprofit that rescues food from vendors like Walmart, Sam’s Club and gleans from local farms for donation to local food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, food recipients and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Iowa
Table to Table

Iowa City, IA nonprofit that collects wholesome foods from a variety of donors for distribution to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and partners.
Region: Mountain
State: Iowa
Lawrence Fruit Tree Project

Lawrence, KS nonprofit that provides education and assistance in growing perennial food plants and encourages donation of harvests. Rather than conduct its own gleaning work, the organization focuses on encouraging individual and community efforts.
Region: Mountain
State: Kansas
GleanKY

Fayette County, KY based nonprofit organization that runs gleaning operations to collect surplus food from farms, farmers markets, and grocery stores for delivery to partner recipient organizations throughout the state. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: Kentucky
Kentucky Association of Food Banks

Kentucky based nonprofit association of food banks, pantries, and shelters that redistributes surplus crops and unmarketable foods bought below market value for free to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Southeast
State: Kentucky
Kentucky InterFaith Power and Light

Louisville, KY based organization that runs Harvesting Hands, which gleans surplus produce from farmers markets and farms. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Southeast
State: Kentucky
New Orleans Fruit Tree Project

New Orleans, LA based organization that plans gleaning operations from owner-registered fruit trees in the city and encourages the planting to fruit trees for gleaning. The website includes information for volunteers, tree owners and registrants, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Louisiana
Second Harvest Food Bank

New Orleans, LA nonprofit that provides food to 474 partner organizations across 23 parishes. The organization coordinates gleaning, packing and transportation of citrus fruit from local farms. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Southwest
State: Louisiana
Cooperative Extension: Maine Harvest for Hunger, The University of Maine

Orono, ME based project run by the Cooperative Extension at the University of Maine that encourages farmers, home gardeners, master gardeners, businesses, schools, and civic groups to participate in gleaning. Gleaned and donated foods are delivered to soup kitchens and food pantries in the region. The website includes information for volunteers, gardeners, and farmers.
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Good Shepard Food-Bank

Auburn, ME based nonprofit organization with programs providing local food to the food insecure, food transportation services, nutrition-based cooking classes, and child and senior hunger programs. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, food donors and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Healthy Acadia

Ellsworth, ME based nonprofit' organization that runs a gleaning initiative to bring volunteers to farms, farmers markets, groceries, and other venues to recover food for distribution to food pantries and other sites. Additional food programs include summer meals; senior farm shares, and a CSA. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Maine Federation of Farmers' Markets

Organization that serves as an association of Maine farmers markets that runs an End of Market Program to encourages farmers to donate their surplus produce and food crops at the end of the market day. Provides tips on market pick up, communicating with gleaning organizations; statistics on gleaning participation, and summary of the Good Samaritan Law. The website provides information for farmers and farmers market participants.
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Partners for a Hunger-Free York County

York County, ME based coalition seeking to address food insecurity in the region. The website includes information for growers, advocates, community members and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Baltimore Orchard Project

Baltimore, MD based nonprofit organization that gleans fruit from trees in public and private areas for distribution for the food insecure in Baltimore and offers resources for planting a community orchard or registering an individual fruit tree. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Community Food Rescue

Community Food Rescue (CFR) is the coordinated food recovery network for Montgomery County, Maryland. This system enhances the good work of businesses, individuals, and organizations that already recover and redistribute perfectly good food to people experiencing hunger.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Gather Baltimore

Baltimore, MD based organization that gleans unsold produce from farmers markets and organizes gleaning days on local farms. Collected food is distributed in part at monthly farm stands operating at several locations in Baltimore. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Hub and Spoke Program

This Program is based on a food distribution model designed to increase the availability of local, farm fresh produce to food insecure communities by facilitating donations by farmers to certified “Spokes,” organizations that are willing to receive and distribute the donated produce. The Program is a partnership between the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission and Farming 4 Hunger, both organizations helped to create the model that is being built and tested in five counties of Southern Maryland.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Maryland Food Bank

Maryland based nonprofit organization that runs a Farm to Food Bank program which combines gleaning and contract growing to supply local produce to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Nourish Now

Greater DC area based nonprofit organization that runs a food rescue program to accept food donations through drop-off and pick-up, and reduces food waste by encouraging the donation of prepared foods never used for service. The website includes information for volunteers and food donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Maryland
Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert is an enterprise software to support food waste management efforts for wholesalers, manufacturers, and retailers. We offer item-level tracking into how your surplus food is managed, tax documentation with e-signature verification from nonprofits, and a reporting dashboard to see the financial, environmental, and social metrics of your donation activity.
Region: National
State: Massachusetts
Boston Area Gleaners

Boston Area Gleaners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 2004 focused on agricultural gleaning in Greater Boston. The website includes information for farmers and individual volunteers.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Edible Rescue

Organization that assists the food industry with managing surplus food by developing individualized plans for donating surplus food, including staff training, where/how to donate, and organizing pick ups. The website provides information for food industry business owners or managers.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Fair Foods

Dorchester, MA based non-profit organization that engages in food rescue from industrial food suppliers for distribution regardless of income level. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Food for Free

A nonprofit organization that rescues food from farms, farmers markets, CSAs, wholesale distributors and grocery stores that also engages in delivery and transportation services and runs a small farm. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Island Grown Initiative

Nonprofit organization that runs a Gleaning Program to recover and deliver surplus food crops to multiple locations serving the food insecure on Martha's Vineyard. This organization also offers support to gleaning start-ups.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Lovin Spoonfuls: A Food Rescue

Boston, MA based nonprofit that "facilitate[s] the rescue and distribution of healthy, fresh food that would otherwise be discarded" and delivers it to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Rachel's Table

Springfield, MA based organization that runs a gleaning project called Helping Harvest, which encourages youth and adult volunteers to participate in on-farm gleaning and distribution of food to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and food shelves. The website include information for volunteers, food donors and farmers.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert offers a collaborative, online platform and value-added services that enable food businesses, farms, and nonprofits to create or recover value from surplus food and organic waste.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Hatfield, MA based nonprofit runs the Food Bank Farm in conjunction with Mountain View Farm CSA, providing fresh produce for the regional food bank. Other services include food distribution, nutrition, and senior food programs. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Food Bank Council of Michigan

The Lansing, MI based nonprofit collects food and funds to support Michigan food banks. The organization manages the Michigan Agricultural Surplus System, funded by the state Department of Agriculture, which salvages unmarketable food and surplus crops for distribution through the food bank network. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, food recipients and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Food Gatherers

Ann Arbor, MI based nonprofit that rescues food from more than 300 local sources including food retailers, restaurants and wholesale venues, as well as runs a food bank farm. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southern Michigan

Detroit, MI based nonprofit organization that gleans produce from local farms and gardens, and recovers surplus food from grocery stores, producers, and others. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Greater Lansing Food Bank

The Lansing, MI based nonprofit serves multiple Michigan counties. The organization runs The Garden Project, which established and supports 90 community gardens and The Food Movers Program, which rescues food from restaurants and commercial kitchens for distribution through hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Heartside Gleaning Initiative

Grand Rapids, MI based initiative that works with businesses, non-profits, farmers markets and others to collect and distribute fruit, vegetables, and herbs to those in need. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
West Michigan Food Bank

West Michigan based Feeding America nonprofit that runs a Food Bank Farm, organizes gleaning activities and collects surplus food from other sources. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Midwest
State: Michigan
Gardening Matters

The Minneapolis based nonprofit provides training and services that encourage community gardens across the Twin Cities region. In partnership with The Minnesota Project, the Garden Gleaning Project supports community gardens in donating produce to local food shelves. The website includes information for volunteers and gardeners.
Region: Midwest
State: Minnesota
Mill City Gleaning

The Minneapolis, MN based nonprofit Mill City Farmers' Market partners with Campus Kitchen collect excess harvest from the market and distribute to residents of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Rescued produce is also used in Campus Kitchen's nutritious cooking classes. The website includes information for growers, vendors and market sponsors.
Region: Midwest
State: Minnesota
Second Harvest Heartland

With locations in Saint Paul and Golden Valley, MN, the nonprofit is a Feeding America food bank. Through their Share Fresh Minnesota program excess harvest is collected from local farms and distributed to hunger relief organizations. Additionally, their Food Rescue program partners with 350 grocery retailers and delivers recovered food to food pantries and shelves and shelters. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food and service recipients.
Region: Midwest
State: Minnesota
The Food Group

The Food Group is an innovative hunger relief organization dedicated to serving the needs of our changing communities through the distribution and promotion of healthy foods to over 200 partner food shelves and meal programs. Through our various Fresh Produce Programs (including Fruits of the City, Garden Gleaning, Harvest for the Hungry and Lost Harvest) we strive reduce food waste and increase the amount of fresh produce distributed within the hunger relief system.
Region: Midwest
State: Minnesota
After the Harvest

Kansas City, MO based nonprofit that gleans from farms in Missouri and Kansas, recovering crops left behind by mechanical pickers. Food is distributed to local hunger relief organizations. They also recover unmarketable “already picked and packed” produce from commercial farms, grocery stores and produce packers for donation to local food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, food banks and other hunger relief agencies.
Region: Mountain
State: Missouri
Episcopal Community Services

Kansas City, MO 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works in both Missouri and Kansas to provide hunger relief. They rescue unsold food from grocery stores and glean from local farms with After the Harvest. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Missouri
Ozarks Food Harvest: The Food Bank

Springfield, MO food bank that runs Full Circle Gardens, a fresh produce rescue program working in donors’ fields and gardens, assisting beginning growers, and providing community partners with financial support. The food bank’s Glean Team works to reduce food waste by gleaning from local farms. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food systems advocates.
Region: Mountain
State: Missouri
Great Bear Foundation

Missoula, MT 501(c)(3) nonprofit that runs the Bears and Apples program, which gleans fruit from residential fruit trees. Most of the fruit is donated to the Missoula Food Bank, and the gleaning activity reduces the likelihood that bears will come into residential areas looking for food. The website includes information for volunteers, members and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Montana
Food Bank for the Heartland

Omaha, NE nonprofit that collects surplus produce, meats, and shelf-stable foods from participating farms and food distributors for donation to 225 food pantries, shelters and nonprofit partners. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, partner organizations, farmers and food recipients.
Region: Mountain
State: Nebraska
Produce From The Heart

The nonprofit is a SoSa West Affiliate and gleans from farms, gardens, and farmers markets in rural and urban Nebraska for distribution to the food insecure.
Region: Mountain
State: Nebraska
Saving Grace Food Rescue

Saving Grace is a grass roots perishable food rescue and delivery nonprofit agency that picks up perishable food donations in refrigerated trucks from local restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, grocery stores, delis and food distributors. The nonprofit provides same day delivery free of charge to nonprofit agencies that serve families in need such as pantries, missions, after-school programs, daycares, senior centers and churches.
Region: Mountain
State: Nebraska
Gold Country Gleaners

Nevada County, NV based organization that gleans produce from backyard gardens and delivers it to local hunger relief organizations, including the Food Bank of Nevada County and others. Website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: Nevada
Reno Gleaning Project

Reno, NV based organization that conducts urban and suburban gleaning of surplus produce and donates it to the Hands of Hope food bank. The website includes information for community members.
Region: Western
State: Nevada
Hillsborough County Gleaners

Hillsborough County Gleaners is a program of the Hillsborough County Conservation District working with farmers and farmers markets to collect leftover produce which will be delivered to food pantries & schools.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
New Hampshire Farm to School

A program of the University of New Hampshire, NH Farm to School oversees the development of a network of gleaning operations throughout the state. The website includes information for volunteers and farmers interested in gleaning.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
New Hampshire Food Bank

NH based organization that offers volunteer gleaning opportunities throughout the state during spring and summer on local farms and in their production garden. The website includes information for food recipients, volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
NH Gleans

A network of organizations in New Hampshire working to distribute nutritional, local food to the food insecure throughout the state. The network supports several paid state-wide gleaning coordinators who connect with New Hampshire farmers for opportunities to glean surplus crops. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
NOFA-New Hampshire

New Hampshire chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association that runs a gleaning program, developed by NH Farm to School, which connects farmers, gardeners and food producers with food pantries. The organization conducts "Gleaning Days" throughout the growing season. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Seacoast Eat Local

Seacoast Eat Local is a gleaning network partner of NH Gleans and connects people with sources of locally grown foods and advocates eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture and economy.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Tap Root Farm and Environmental Education Center

The Lancaster, NH-based gleaning program is a NH Gleans network partner collecting food for two regional food pantries.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
The Community Kitchen, Inc.

Keene, NH based organization that runs theCommunity Kitchen (TCK) gleaning program which recruits volunteers to collect produce and work with local farmers to encourage participation in gleaning. TCK also runs a food pantry and serves hot meals during the week. The website includes information for food recipients, volunteers and food donors.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Veggie Volunteer Program

This is a program of the University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension. The website includes information for individual gleaning volunteers and farmers interested in coordinating gleaning activities on their land and additional gleaning related resources.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Willing Hands

Upper Valley region based nonprofit organization providing the food insecure with gleaned food from the Willing Hands Organic Farm, local farmers, and other donation sites. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, food recipients and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New Hampshire
Grow a Row

New Jersey based nonprofit organization that organizes planting and harvesting of crops for donation and engages in grocery store gleaning of unwanted food for delivery to food desert areas throughout the state. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: New Jersey
New Jersey Agricultural Society

New Jersey based nonprofit organization that operates the Farmers Against Hunger Program to provide farmers the infrastructure and support to move surplus crops to food banks and food pantries. The website includes information for farmers and volunteers.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: New Jersey
Table to Table

Northern NJ based nonprofit that recovers food unable to be sold from a variety of vendors and delivers food free of charge to needy communities in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, and Essex counties. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: New Jersey
New Mexico Association of Food Banks

Albuquerque, NM nonprofit that acquires and distributes fresh produce to its partner member food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, food recipients and others.
Region: Southwest
State: New Mexico
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico

This nonprofit has locations in Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM, and works with Seed2Seed to glean surplus produce from local farmers, gardeners and others. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and partner agencies.
Region: Southwest
State: New Mexico
Seed2Need

Corrales, NM based nonprofit that collaborates with the Sandoval County Master Gardeners and many others to plant produce gardens and engages in orchard gleaning for donation to local food pantries and soup kitchens. The website includes information for volunteers, sponsors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: New Mexico
Foodlink

Rochester, NY based food rescue organization that operates a regional food hub and serves as a Feeding America food bank that distributes food to service agencies, serves meals and hosts over 30 food programs, including nutrition education. The website includes information for food and service recipients, volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: New York
WhyHunger

This national organization provides grassroots support to assist community organizations to end hunger and poverty to “provide universal access to nutritious and affordable food.”
Region: National
State: New York
City Harvest

New York City based nonprofit engaging in food rescue from farms, restaurants, cafeterias and other venues and delivering it across the five boroughs, while providing additional services in addressing long term food insecurity. Information for volunteers, food donors, and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Food Bank Association of New York State

Statewide nonprofit organization that represents regional food banks. The Association accepts food rescue donations from industrial transportation companies and individuals. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and food donors.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Food Bank of Central New York

Syracuse, NY based nonprofit organization that receives donations from food and wholesale retailers, farmers, food manufacturers and community members and delivers the food to needy recipients. Child and senior centers, group homes, and other nonprofits can use the bank to meet their food needs. The website includes information for food and service recipients, farmers, volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Freezing and vacuum packaging local foods for Freezer Meal Kits and Heat & Eat meals

Fifteen years of product development and test marketing has recently resulted in a NESARE grant combining resources of SUNY Cobleskill Culinary and Ag students to create and evaluate existing meal kits for consumer purchasing for family and individual usage
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Friendship Donations Network

Ithaca, NY based nonprofit organization that provides fresh produce to the food insecure, sourced from local sites, including Neighborhood Food Hubs. The organization also provides healthy eating and cooking classes using gleaned produce. The website includes information for food recipients and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Island Harvest

Long Island, NY based nonprofit that picks up surplus food from commercial donors and delivers it to food pantries, soup kitchens and other nonprofits benefitting the food insecure. The website includes information for food recipients, food donors, volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Just Food

New York City based nonprofit training community members and leaders in developing urban agriculture and markets, running CSAs, and general food education. Additional programs include connecting farmers to city CSAs and markets, and working with food pantries and farm to school programing. The website includes information for farmers, volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Long Table Harvest

Harvesting farmers' abundance to nourish and strengthen our community. Long Table Harvest was created in the fall of 2015 in order to address a significant need for low-income households to access fresh produce in Columbia County, New York.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
NY Common Pantry

New York City based nonprofit organization that accepts food donations and works to reduce food insecurity by supplying services to support the long-term independence of individuals in the community. Programs include hot meals, information on nutrition and active living, and other resources. The website includes information for food and services recipients, volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

New York City based nonprofit that works with hotels, restaurants and other companies to encourage food donations that can be distributed to needy communities. Additional services offered include food waste consulting, excess food delivery, co-branding services, and tax credit assistance. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and those interested in donating food.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Squash Hunger

Capital Roots’ Squash Hunger program is a food donation initiative that collects and distributes fresh produce to our region’s food pantries and shelters each year. Since 2004 Capital Roots has involved thousands of community members in our effort to increase the presence of fresh food on communal tables. We rely on generous gardeners, farmers and grocery shoppers to donate fresh produce to our collection bins and on volunteers to deliver it to food pantries and shelter kitchens, some of which feed more than 100 people three meals a day, every day.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
The Food Bank for Westchester

Elmsford, NY based nonprofit that serves as a Feeding America member receiving food donations of perishable and non-perishable items from national affiliates and local partners. Food acquisition programs include a Retail Recovery program for surplus food and local food drives. The website includes information for volunteers and food donors.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
UlsterCorps

Ulster County, NY based organization that runs the UlsterCorps' Glean Team, a part of their Hunger Project Collaboration that gleans, processes and transports surplus foods to food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
West Side Campaign Against Hunger

New York City based organization that runs a customer choice "supermarket style" food pantry, accepts food donations and provides additional social services. The website includes information for food and service recipients and volunteers.
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Haywood Gleaners

Haywood County, NC organization that operates a gleaning program which includes on farm gleaning, light processing, and distribution to local charitable organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, and donors.
Region: Southeast
State: North Carolina
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle

Greater Triangle, NC area nonprofit organization that glean from farms and recovers surplus food from grocery stores for distribution directly to food insecure families. Other food programs include nutrition, culinary, and agriculture training. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and others.
Region: Southeast
State: North Carolina
The Society of St. Andrew / EndHunger.org

Fresh food feeding the hungry through the generosity of farmers and the great work of volunteers: Gleaning fields and distributing the fresh produce to area food pantries and food banks. Also receiving truckloads of produce from farms and packing houses and organizing volunteer groups to bag up the food, which is then picked up by regional feeding agencies.
Region: Southeast
State: North Carolina
Center for Innovative Food Technology

Toledo, OH based organization that operates a Grow a Row program drawing crop donations from large farms and small gardeners. The website includes information for growers and food industry members.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Community Food Initiatives

Athens County, OH based organization that receives food donations from farmers markets and local gardeners for distribution to food pantries and other like organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and members.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Community Harvest of Stark County

Stark County, OH nonprofit organization recovering prepared and perishable foods from restaurants, hospitals and other food outlets for distribution in shelters, soup kitchens and other hot-meal distribution organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Mid-Ohio based nonprofit organization that sources, procures, processes and delivers food and grocery products from a variety of sources for distribution to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, advocates, donors and food recipients.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Ohio based nonprofit association that operates the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program, which works with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to purchase surplus crops and "unmarketable" foods for distribution through their network of food banks. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Our City in a Garden

Toledo, OH based organization that runs the Northwest Ohio Gleaning Project, which gleans from local farms and recovers surplus food from food processors for distribution through their partner organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, food producers, student gleaners and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Seagate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio

Toledo, OH based nonprofit organization that shares surplus donated products with surrounding counties and operates a gleaning program in partnership with other area organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Washington County Harvest of Hope

Mid-Ohio Valley based nonprofit organization working on food rescue and recovery that performs field and garden gleaning for distribution to local food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, and donors.
Region: Midwest
State: Ohio
Gleanweb

Gleanweb provides independent websites that manage scheduling, crop, harvest and volunteer information for non-profit gleaning organizations across the United States.
Region: National
State: Oregon
B-Line: Sustainable Urban Delivery

Portland, OR based transportation company that runs the B-Share Program, in which individuals, groups or companies buy a “share” and B-Line delivers 40 meals to hunger relief organizations in the greater Portland area. B-Line also accepts donations of surplus food to the B-Share program. The website includes information for partners and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Portland, OR based statewide association of Christian denominations, congregations, ecumenical organizations and interfaith partners that runs an Interfaith Food and Farm Partnerships program which operates projects including buying clubs, cooking classes, CSAs, community gardens, farm stands, and food and wellness assessments. The website includes information for volunteers, members, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Eugene Area Gleaners

Eugene, OR based organization that gleans from private and public lands and buys unmarketable food at a discount rate. All recovered food is split with the landowner or donated to Food for Lane County. The website includes information for volunteers, members and the community.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Eugene Food Rescue

Eugene, OR based justice organization that engages in food rescue and distribution throughout the greater Eugene area. The website includes information for volunteers and organizers.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Farmers Ending Hunger

Salem, OR based nonprofit that supports farmers in donating an acre or so of their crop for the food insecure. Half of donated crops are processed into canned vegetables or grain mixes and half is donated fresh to the Oregon Food Bank. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers and ranchers, food processors and community members.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Fork it Over!

Oregon based education and referral service that provides information on food rescue organizations to match donors with nearby food rescue agencies.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Gleaners of Clackamas County

Oregon City, OR 501(c)(3) nonprofit that recovers food and other items for low-income, elderly and disabled community members. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Lebanon Gleaners

Lebanon, OR based nonprofit that harvests surplus crops and food as part of their Lebanon Gleaners program. The website includes information for members, donors and volunteers.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Linn Benton Food Share

Linn and Benton County, OR based nonprofit that forms part of the Community Services Consortium, which partners with 14 gleaning organizations that conduct field and market gleaning, including collecting fireplace wood for those who depend on wood-based heating. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Marion-Polk Food Share

Salem, OR based nonprofit that partners with local grocery stores to recover perishable food and distribute it among their nearly 100 member service charities. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recipients.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Mied-Valley Harvest

The mission of Mid-Valley Harvest is to gather volunteers to harvest fresh produce to feed our community. That means that we work with local growers to get produce out of fields, orchards, and backyards that would otherwise go to waste. The food is then distributed across the community to help those in the need. Located in Corvallis, Oregon.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Neighborhood Harvest

The organization harvests fruits, nuts, and other produce that would otherwise go to waste from yards, gardens, and farms in and around Ashland, Oregon and donates to local hunger relief organizations. The organization only harvests fruits that have not been sprayed with pesticides.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Oregon Food Bank

Portland, OR based nonprofit food bank that runs The Portland Fruit Tree Project where volunteers of all income levels harvest from backyard fruit trees and donates half of all gleaned product to food pantries with the other half going to volunteers and their families. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Philomath Community Gleaners

Philomath, OR based nonprofit works with local donors to recover food and firewood for low-income community members. Food is donated to three local food banks and other hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and community members.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Portland Fruit Tree Project

Portland, OR based nonprofit that gleans from registered fruit trees for distribution to food pantries and among volunteers. The website includes information for volunteers, tree owners, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Salem Harvest

Salem, OR based nonprofit that gleans produce from farmers and backyard growers for donation to the Marion-Polk Food Share and other pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Spiral Living Center

Cave Junction, OR 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gleans produce from farms throughout the Illinois Valley and splits the harvest among volunteers and hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for members and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
The Gleaning Network of Southern Oregon

Central Point, OR 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with local organizations to rescue food and feed over 210 families. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and partner organizations.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Tualatin Valley Gleaners

Beaverton, OR based nonprofit that is made up of low-income members of the greater Washington County area. The organization engages in field and urban gleaning to reduce food insecurity. The website includes information for volunteers, partners, members, and the community.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Urban Gleaners

Portland, OR based nonprofit organization that redirects surplus food from farms, restaurants, grocery stores and other food producers to schools, hunger relief agencies and free farmers markets. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Oregon
Channels Food Rescue

South Central PA nonprofit organization recovering food from grocery stores, food distribution companies and other businesses for distribution to hunger relief organizations. The organization also manages a Plant-a-Row program. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Greater Pittsburgh area based nonprofit organization that partners with local farms to glean surplus produce, which is distributed to member agencies or individuals at designated locations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Hidden Harvest Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA based nonprofit organization that encourages reducing food waste and increasing food security through gleaning of fruit and nut trees for donation to local food organizations and groups. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Philabundance

Delaware Valley based nonprofit organization that runs a gleaning program to reduce food waste through field gleaning and encouraging local gardeners to share their harvest. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Project Share

Carlisle, PA interfaith cooperative organization that organizes volunteer on-farm gleaning. The website includes information for volunteers, food and service recipients and food donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Greater New Hope-Lambertville region based nonprofit organization that gleans food from farms and farmers' markets for distribution to hunger-relief agencies like food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, agency partners, farmers and others, as well as some information about the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Second Harvest: Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania

Northwestern PA based nonprofit organization that partners with local farms to glean surplus crops for distribution to member agencies to reach the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and food donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
The Gleaning Project

South Central PA based organization focused on food justice, community and sustainability. Delivers gleaned foods to food pantries and service agencies and encourages reduction of food waste by collecting from other food distributors. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, food donors and agency partners as well as an extensive list of gleaning related resources.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
The Gleaning Project

Delivers gleaned produce to food pantries and services agencies.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need

Nonprofit organization that provides social services and runs a food rescue program to retrieve, sort and distribute wholesome surplus food from grocery stores. The website includes information for volunteers and donors.
Region: Northeast
State: Rhode Island
Charleston Kosher Food Pantry

Charleston, SC based nonprofit nonprofit food bank that organizes gleaning activities and distributes food through their food bank and other partner organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food and service recipients, donors and others.
Region: Southeast
State: South Carolina
Fields to Families

Charlestown, SC nonprofit that conducts on-farm gleaning and distributes food to food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens and like organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and partner organizations.
Region: Southeast
State: South Carolina
The Society of St. Andrew / EndHunger.org

Fresh food feeding the hungry through the generosity of farmers and the great work of volunteers: Gleaning fields and distributing the fresh produce to area food pantries and food banks. Also receiving truckloads of produce from farms and packing houses and organizing volunteer groups to bag up the food, which is then picked up by regional feeding agencies.
Region: Southeast
State: South Carolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

East Tennessee based nonprofit organization that runs the Food Rescue program, which recovers prepared and fresh food from restaurants, schools, grocery stores, farms, and local growers for distribution to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, corporate partners and others.
Region: Southeast
State: Tennessee
Helping Hands Gleaning Ministry

Desoto, TX based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gleans from local farms and distributes food to pantries, shelters, housing authorities and senior centers throughout southern Dallas County. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
Houston Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Organization

Houston, TX based organization that runs The Gift of Produce, a program supplying donated produce to the food insecure during the holidays. The website includes information for donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
Keep Austin Fed

Austin, TX nonprofit organization engaged in food recovery from commercial kitchens for distribution to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, recipient organizations, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio, TX based nonprofit that runs the Fresh Produce Program, which rescues and distributes food across 16 counties. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, corporate and partner agencies, food recipients and advocates.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
San Antonio Fruit Tree Project

San Antonio, TX based organization that gleans from residential fruit trees and donates the harvest to the San Antonio Food Bank. The website includes information for volunteers and homeowners.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
The Gleaning Network of Texas

Dallas, TX nonprofit engaged in on-farm gleaning and distribution to hunger relief agencies. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients, donors and others.
Region: Southwest
State: Texas
SLCGreen Fruit Share

Salt Lake City, UT government initiative. This program allows homeowners to register their fruit trees for harvest through their Green Urban Lunch Box program. The harvest is split between homeowners, volunteers and hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, homeowners and others.
Region: Mountain
State: Utah
Community Harvest of Central Vermont

Central VT based nonprofit organization that recovers surplus food from local farms for the food insecure and runs a gleaning program. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
HOPE: Helping Overcome Poverty's Effects

Addison County, VT based organization that runs the HOPE Local Food Access Project which involves farmers, volunteers, the Addison County Gleaning Program and others to meet the needs of the food insecure and supports a small garden for the food shelf. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Intervale Center

Burlington, VT based nonprofit working to strengthen community food systems. The Intervale's Gleaning and Food Rescue Program gleans from local farms and packages "weekly free food shares for individuals, families and social service agencies." The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Rutland Area Food and Farm Link (RAFFL)

Rutland County, VT based nonprofit that manages a "Glean Team" to glean surplus produce from farmers markets, participating gardens and farms, and performs some processing of gleaned foods. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers and donors.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Salvation Farms

Nonprofit organization focused on addressing food insecurity in Vermont through "agricultural surplus management." The organization founded the Vermont Commodity Program and is a participating member of the Vermont Gleaning Collective. The website includes information for volunteers, farmers, donors and others.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Vermont Foodbank

Vermont based nonprofit food bank that operates a gleaning program to glean from farms located throughout the state, and to sort, bag, and deliver local produce to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers and farmers.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Vermont Gleaning Collective

An initiative of Salvation Farms, the Collective is a network of "professionally organized community-based gleaning programs." The website offers an interface to coordinate gleaning activities and offers information and volunteer opportunities with many gleaning organizations throughout Vermont.
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Arlington Food Assistance Center

Arlington County, VA based nonprofit organization that operates extensive food recovery and education programs including on farm gleaning, retrieving surplus produce from farmers markets, bagging, distribution, and health education classes. The website provides information for volunteers, farmers, donors, recipients, and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Food Bus

Arlington, VA based nonprofit organization focused on recovering food from elementary school cafeterias and redirecting it to the food insecure.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Food for Others

Northern Virginia based nonprofit organization that recovers food from grocery stores, food drives, and crop harvests. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Gleaning Program; City of Alexandria

Alexandria, VA's General Services Department runs a gleaning program that gleans surplus produce from the Old Town Farmers Market and distributes the food to needy communities. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET)

National Capital region based nonprofit organization that plans gleaning events and transports surplus crops from farms to food bank hubs. The website includes information for volunteers and farmers.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Plenty!

Floyd County, VA based nonprofit organization that operates a farm which grows directly for donation where volunteers can glean in addition to other partnering farms for delivery to the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and donors.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
William & Mary Gleaning Club

William and Mary College student interest group that gleans from local farms and gardeners for donation to hunger relief agencies and Campus Kitchens.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: Virginia
Bellingham Food Bank

Bellingham, WA based food bank that operates the Small Potatoes Gleaning Project which rescues produce from local farms for delivery to food banks throughout Whatcom County. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Cascade Gleaning Association

Snohomish, WA based nonprofit that works with local grocery stores, farms, restaurants and other food industry members glean perishable and shelf- stable foods for distribution to the food insecure through local food banks. The website includes information for members and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
City Fruit

Seattle, WA based nonprofit focused on preserving fruit trees and orchards, increasing education around tree care and the ability of communities to harvest fruit, and providing fresh fruit to those who need it. The website includes information for volunteers, tree owners, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Evergreen Food and Goods Rescue

Puget Sound, WA based nonprofit that organizes field gleans and rescues food from wholesalers, retailers and other food distributors. Collected food is distributed through food pantries, service and hunger relief organizations, shelters and senior centers. The website includes information for donors and members.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Fields of Grace

Richmond, WA based nonprofit that gleans produce from local farms, then packs and delivers the harvest to area food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Glean Me Lewis County

Glean Me Lewis County is a project of Cooking up Faith Farms that streamlines donations, harvest requests, and volunteers through an online system, in Lewis County, Washington.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Good Cheer Food Bank

Langley, WA based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with the Gleeful Gleaners program to connect growers with surplus, pesticide-free fruit with those in need. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Harvest Pierce County Gleaning Project

Managed by Pierce County, WA county government, the gleaning program works with local farmers to organize gleans of surplus or unmarketable crops. The program also gleans from Pierce County farmers' markets. Website includes information for volunteers, crop donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Hopelink

The nonprofit has six locations throughout WA. Formally called Sno-Valley Harvest, the organization works with local farms, community gardens, farmers' markets and growers to recover surplus produce for donation through Hopelink and other hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Kitsap Harvest

Kitsap, WA based organization that gleans from farms, farmers markets and pesticide-free fruit trees in private and community orchards. Recovered surplus food is distributed to the North and South Kitsap Food Banks and to free meal programs. The website includes information for volunteers, orchard owners and community members.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Northwest Harvest

Washington’s only statewide nonprofit food bank distributor. Their Growing Connections program is a resource for supporting farm-to-food bank strategies. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, hunger relief programs and advocates.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Providence N.E.W. Hunger Coalition

Coleville, WA based nonprofit that works throughout northwestern WA. Their Hunger Coalition Gleaning Groups harvest surplus produce for donation to area food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and food recipients.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Rotary First Harvest

Seattle, WA based nonprofit that runs Harvest Against Hunger, an AmeriCorps program engaging in on-farm gleaning. The website includes information for AmeriCorps, volunteers, donors and others.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Skagit Gleaners

Website and experience
Region: Western
State: Washington
Spokane Edible Tree Project

Spokane, WA based organization that offers education in tree care and resource recovery and engages in backyard fruit gleaning. The website includes information for volunteers and tree owners.
Region: Western
State: Washington
Morgantown Farmers Market

Morgantown, WV farmers market that works with local groups to glean leftover foods at the end of each market day for distribution to a local charitable relief organization. The website includes information for volunteers and others.
Region: Mid-Atlantic
State: West Virginia
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.

South Central WI nonprofit that serves three counties and was formerly Wisconsin Harvest They recover food from grocery stores, restaurants, and other food distributors. Food is then distributed at no cost to senior centers, shelters, community centers, soup kitchens and low-income housing complexes. The website includes information for volunteers, food and service recipients and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Community Hunger Solutions

The non-profit procures locally grown produce from small/mid-size regional growers and distributes to local food pantries and regional food banks. The organization conducts second harvests, buys seconds, and receives wholesale donations. Information for farmers, volunteers and food donors.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Everybody Works! Gleaning Program

The Viroqua, WI based nonprofit provides meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Gleaning Program harvests surplus produce from local farms for donation to food pantries. They also continue the work of Kickapoo Harvest with cooking demonstrations by the Food and Farming Initiative of the Valley Stewardship Network. The website includes information for donors and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Glean Central Wisconsin

Plover, WI organization that serves as a network of volunteers, organizations and farmers collecting donated food from the Stevens Point Farmers Market. The website includes information for volunteers and farmers.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Glean Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI based organization that registers trees on private and public property for fruit gleaning. The organization also gleans a range of produce from Milwaukee-area farmers’ markets. The website includes information for volunteers, homeowners (for tree registration) and others.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Tikkun Ha-ir of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI based nonprofit whose Surplus Harvest Milwaukee program recovers produce from individuals, farmers’ markets, and home gardens and orchards and distributes the food to food shelves and pantries, shelters, and other service organizations. Website includes information for community members and donors.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Valley Stewardship Network

Viroqua, WI nonprofit that is based in the Kickapoo Valley and focused on sustainability, economic viability and locally sourced food. Their Food and Farm Initiative’s gleaning project organizes the pick-up and transport of donated excess produce. The website includes information for donors and advocates.
Region: Midwest
State: Wisconsin
Hole Food Rescue

Jackson Hole, WY based food rescue program that works through the Jackson Hole Cupboard to relocate food waste from local distributors to to hunger relief community groups. Food suitable for compost is sent to two local farms and integrated into their animal production systems. The website includes information for volunteers.
Region: Mountain
State: Wyoming
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