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"Gleaning is simply the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, state/county fairs, or any other sources in order to provide it to those in need" (USDA Gleaning Toolkit 630, KB).
Gleaning in Action!
- Success Story: Gleaning for Health: Stocking Food Bank Shelves with Fresh Fruits and Vegetables SNAP-Ed. The California Department of Social Services.
- Success Story: Gleaning from Farms to the Communities Maine SNAP-Ed.
- Make the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice by Gleaning! Washington State SNAP & SNAP-Ed.
- FoodShare Spartanburg & Clemson SNAP-Ed. Ruth's Gleaning.
- Field Gleaning as a Tool for Addressing Food Security at the Local Level: Case Study Hoisington, Anne et al. Journal of Nutrition Education, Volume 33, Issue 1, 43 - 48.
- Gleaning as a SNAP-Ed Public Health Approach to Address Healthy Eating for Low-Income Mainers. Lown, Deborah, Sisson, Lisa G. et al. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 49, Issue 7, S80.
- The Impact of a Gleaning Program on Vegetable Intake in Low-Income Seniors. Lown, Deborah, Sisson, Lisa G. et al. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Volume 49, Issue 7, S80.
- Let's Glean! United We Serve Toolkit (PDF, 630 KB). US Department of Agriculture.
- The National Gleaning Project: Guide to the Online Gleaning Resources Hub (PDF, 17.6 MB). Laurie J. Beyranevand, Amber Leasure-Earnhardt, and Rebecca Valentine, The National Gleaning Project: Gleaning Resources Hub. Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, Vermont Law School. South Royalton, VT. May 2015.