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
program has partnered with farmers and backyard gardeners to collect excess food that would otherwise go to waste and distributes it to recipient organizations throughout Coos county, northern Grafton county, and eastern Essex county in VT whose clients are food insecure. Recipient organizations include food pantries, soup kitchens, schools/summer recreation programs, low-income housing, senior housing/centers, and a homeless shelter. Our program is generously supported, in part, 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
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!
Our North Country Gleaners program is a member of NH Gleans, a statewide effort of nonprofit organizations working to increase the availability of fresh and local produce and distributing it to organizations who work with food insecure individuals and families.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can site up on our Network’s database HERE. If you 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 Kate at (603) 631-7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful to the Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Foundation for supporting our North Country Gleaners program for 2019 through their Healthy Food Fund!