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

  • 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!

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 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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