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
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 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!