Alabama Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations

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FeedBHM at Grace Klein Community

FeedBHM mobilizes volunteers in Birmingham, AL, who are dedicated to ending hunger by rescuing food from local restaurants, grocers and cafes and end food waste. We give that food to those who are experiencing food insecurity in Birmingham. FeedBHM is the food rescue program of Grace Klein Community (“GKC”). GKC exists as an educational and charitable 501(c)3 nonprofit providing relief to the poor, the distressed, and the underprivileged; lessening community tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency. GKC is now in its 12th year of providing support through food rescue, re-purposing and sharing to support food-insecure families in the Birmingham area. In 2020, we rescued over $2 million worth of food donations. This rescued food would have been taken to landfills, but we are able to put that food in the hands of families in our community who need food assistance. Our vision is to eliminate hunger and food waste in Birmingham by 2025!

2652 Old Rocky Ridge Rd Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Farmers markets Organization Type: Nonprofit

Food Rescue US – Birmingham

Food Rescue US is dedicated to eliminating hunger and food waste (keeping food out of landfills and reducing greenhouse gasses). We engage volunteers and food donors through our proprietary web-based app to directly transfer nutritious, excess food to social service agencies serving the food insecure.

Birmingham, AL Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Other support (software, management, etc.) Organization Type: Paid staff

Magic City Harvest

Greater Birmingham, AL based nonprofit organization that recovers perishable food for distribution to the food insecure through local nonprofit hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for donors and others.

107 Vulcan Rd Ste. 462, Birmingham, AL 35209 Gleaning Type: Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

The Society of St. Andrew Alabama

Fresh food feeding the hungry through the generosity of farmers and the great work of volunteers: Gleaning fields and distributing the fresh produce to area food pantries and food banks. Also receiving truckloads of produce from farms and packing houses and organizing volunteer groups to bag up the food, which is then picked up by regional feeding agencies.

513 Columbiana Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution, Farmers markets Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff, Religious affiliation