GLEANING FACTS
WHERE DOES THE FOOD COME FROM?

Small Potatoes Gleaning Project works closely with local farmers, enabling them to contribute fresh food to hungry people in the community with minimal time and effort.

During the 2002 harvest 40,000 lbs of fresh produced was delivered in our community.

FOOD SCARCITY

Families with a limited income often don't consume enough fresh fruits and vegetables. Recent statistics show there are over 30 million (food insecure) individuals in the United States, 40% are children under the age of 18.

According to USDA studies, more than one-fourth of all food produced in the US is wasted.

GLEANING IN PRACTICE

We identify surplus produce on local farms, set up gleaning plan and organize volunteers to glean.

Food gleaned by community volunteers is donated to local agencies who provide food to hungry people.

Food recipients can attain food preservation skills through simple canning techniques.

Food Security- Access to nutritious food by all people at all times in order to live active healthy lives.