North Country Gleaners

 

What is Gleaning

Gleaning is the gathering of excess food from farms and backyard gardens that otherwise might go to waste. 

 

Since 2015, our North Country Gleaners programs works to increase the availability of fresh, local produce distributed to and through New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, community suppers, and schools to those in need. Our program is as much about food waste as it is about food security and we work with both our recipient organizations and our donors to insure that fresh food is going to where it is needed most.

Our program is generously supported by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation’s Healthy Food Fund.

 

Current Recipient Organizations:

  • Feeding Hope Food Pantry, Berlin

  • Friends and Neighbors Food Pantry, Whitefield

  • Lancaster Community Cupboard, Lancaster

  • McIntyre Apartments, Whitefield

  • SAU 36 Summer Food Program, Whitefield

  • McKee Inn, Lancaster

  • Ice Pond Apartments, Lancaster

  • Colebrook Food Pantry, Colebrook

  • Dummer Food Pantry, Dummer

  • Brookside Apartments, Berlin

  • Head Start

  • Groveton Summer Recreation program, Groveton

  • Tyler Blain House, Lancaster

 

DO YOU KNOW OF OTHER RECIPIENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT FRESH PRODUCE IN COOS OR ESSEX COUNTIES? 

DO YOU KNOW OF FARMS OR ORCHARDS (ACTIVE OR INACTIVE) THAT MIGHT HAVE PRODUCE THAT CAN BE GLEANED?

LET US KNOW!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, are a farmer or backyard gardener who has excess crops to donate, OR are an organization that could become a recipient of gleaned produce, please email Jenn at (603) 631-7790 or gleaning@taprootnh.org.

We are grateful to the Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation for supporting our North Country Gleaners program for 2019 through their Healthy Food Fund!

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