The Food Recovery Network (FRN) brings together students at colleges and universities across the nation to combat food waste and hunger by recovering edible food from their campuses that would have otherwise gone to waste and redistributing it to people in need. FRN partnered with Bon Appetit Management Company to launch a gleaning initiative to increase the amount of fresh, nutritious produce that they donate to food assistance agencies and organizations. As part of this initiative, FRN and Bon Appetit developed the “Guide to Gleaning” as a resource for individuals and organizations interested in setting up gleaning programs with regional farmers.
RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts keeps a list of gleaning organizations in Massachusetts, as well as information on gleaning, here. If your organization participates in organizing or carrying out gleaning activities and would like to be included on this list, contact Recyclingworks by email or by phone at 1-888-254-5525.