With the support of Bon Appétit Management Company, we are launching a gleaning initiative in order to provide fresh, nutritious produce to the hunger-fighting agencies our chapters work with.
We know that farms are the number one place where surplus food is going to waste. Feeding America estimates that at least 6 billion pounds of food are wasted on farms in the US each year, and other estimates are much higher. With this resource, we hope to recover hundreds of thousands of pounds of fresh produce that would otherwise be tilled back into the soil or end up in the compost pile to supplement the prepared foods FRN chapters already donate to hunger-fighting organizations in their communities. Together we are fighting waste and feeding people…produce!
Additional FRN resources:
- FRN and Campus Farmers Network Webinar: Passionate about Produce? Share the Love through Gleaning!
- Blog: FRN@Brown — What I’ve Gleaned from Gleaning
- Website: Fresno State FRN
Click the image above to download FRN's Guide to Gleaning!