1 in 5 children and senior citizens in Pennsylvania don't have access to enough affordable nutritious food.
About 20% of food gets wasted on American farms, including edible but imperfect crops.
The Gleaning Project believes that all people should have the access and ability to enjoy enough healthy food.
The Gleaning Project coordinates volunteers to get out to farms, orchards, and gardens to pick - or pick up - fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste.
Volunteers then distribute that good food to community partners working to alleviate hunger and improve nutrition. Our community partners include: food pantries, shelters, senior centers, doctors and dentists targeting low-income communities, WIC, community soup kitchens, other needs assistance agencies, and school hunger-relief programs.
Can gleaning end hunger in an area as agriculturally rich as ours? Can our community work together to share all the bounty and benefits of fresh fruits and veggies grown right here in South Central PA?
We're going to find out. The Gleaning Project invites you to help us all.