North Country Gleaners

 

What is Gleaning

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

 

NH Gleans is a network of six organizations throughout the Granite State working 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. Taproot has been the North Country Coordinator for NH Gleans since 2015. We are supported by the New Hampshire Farm To School Program and funded by an anonymous donor through the You Have Our Trust Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. You can learn more about NH Gleans, sign up as a volunteer gleaner in our region, or register to donate a crop HERE!

 

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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