Together with all our volunteers and supporters, we are committed to harvesting all we can from local fields to share with hunger relief agencies. Last year alone we rescued over 600,000 pounds of produce! That would fill about 40,000 grocery bags. All that healthy food went to dozens of hunger relief agencies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Rhode Island.
This year, thanks to some generous donors, we were able to purchase some new GIANT GREEN BINS so that we can keep scaling up. Just a note here... without volunteers helping us harvest in the fields from July - November, these bins would stay mostly empty. The farmers would donate their extra crops, and if the weather cooperates, the crops would be there to pick. But the volunteers are the KEY to all this happening. Not all superheroes wear capes! Some get their knees and hands muddy on a beautiful farm near you! You can sign up here to become a superhero in our eyes!
For more information about how gleaning can fight food waste and learn about other organizations like ours around the country, check out this article: