Help feed the hungry in your community–get out and glean!
To glean means to “gather grain or other produce left by reapers.” A rather old-fashioned sounding definition for a hip movement happening across the country, aimed at making healthy, organic produce available for all.
All year long, Marin Organic volunteers go into the fields of local farms after crop harvest and collect the leftover produce; the organic vegetables are then delivered to the Marin Food Bank and various food pantries and community centers.
In 2010 we launched National Gleaning Day, which brought communities, farms and schools together in seven different states. This fantastic event has continued every year since–and we want to make National Gleaning Day 2013 the best ever.
Here’s how you can help.
Community Organizations and Farms:
Do you have a farm with surplus produce that can be gleaned and donated to food banks and other organizations in your community? If so, please register your farm for National Gleaning Day.
Are you part of a community organization or club that wants to get your group out on the farm to help glean for the needy in your community? We need you to help make National Gleaning Day a success. Sign up now.
Ready to get outdoors and glean? Don’t worry if you’ve never gleaned before, it’s easy, fun and a great way to meet new people. Families and children are welcome. Check our Who’s Gleaning page to see if an organization near you is taking part in this year’s event so you can sign up.
Register today — and spread the word!
It’s easy to sign up your farm or community organization to take part in National Gleaning Day. Don’t miss this opportunity to get fresh, healthy food to people who really need it. And please, share this event with others.