National Gleaning Project
Legal & Policy Resources
A curated database of gleaning-related laws, resources, and organizations.
Gleaning and food recovery organizations nationwide.
NGP Reports & Research
NGP original gleaning and food recovery reports, fact sheets, and other resources.
Gleaning is an ancient practice that allows the collection of unharvested crops for distribution to needy populations, and was once recognized as a legal right for the poor in other countries. The practice continues today, and given the increasing attention focused on food waste, the movement is growing.
The National Gleaning Project was created in response to the need for a national network connecting modern agricultural gleaning and fresh food recovery organizations across the United States. The NGP also provides access to related law and policy resources to help support the work of these organizations.
This project is funded by the National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.