Colorado Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations

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Boulder Food Rescue

Boulder, CO based nonprofit that runs programs including Community Fruit Rescue and the Food Rescue Alliance. Community Fruit Rescue encourages residents to engage in urban gleaning, while the Food Rescue Alliance works to increase food recovery and decrease food waste throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the country. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recovery advocates.

5749 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303 Gleaning Type: Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit

Community Fruit Rescue

Community Fruit Rescue is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to harvesting and distributing the surplus urban fruit growing throughout Boulder, Colorado. We envision a resilient, just and collaborative community where everyone has access to healthy and local food, humans and wildlife coexist, and waste is minimized.

No physical address Gleaning Type: Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

Denver Food Rescue

Denver, CO based nonprofit that does 75% of food deliveries by bicycle. The organization redistributes food from grocery stores to hunger relief organizations serving low-income areas. The website includes information for donors and volunteers.

135 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205 Gleaning Type: Urban, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Food to Power

Colorado Springs, CO based food rescue nonprofit that recovers fresh produce and prepared foods and baked goods. Volunteers pick up food using bicycles and bike trailers and delivers it to a hunger relief organization. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and food recuse advocates.

917 E Moreno Ave, Suite #130, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Gleaning Type: Urban, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Foraged Feast

Foraged Feast is a Denver-based non-profit that collects locally grown food that would otherwise go unused or wasted and connects those nutritional food sources with the underserved of our community. This includes gleaning fruit trees in private and public spaces and recovering excess produce from farmers markets, local farms and wholesale distributors. Information available for volunteers and others.

No physical address Gleaning Type: On-farm, Urban, Residential, Farmers markets Organization Type: Nonprofit

Good Food Collective

The Good Food Collective works in partnership with stakeholders across the food system to build a resilient and just regional food system here in the Four Corners Region. As one prong of our Health Equity & Food Security work, the Good Food Collective operates a region-wide gleaning initiative, focused primarily on capturing the region's fruit bounty. Our gleaning efforts are two fold: 1) Supporting DIY gleaning efforts that increase food security & resilience via a real-time interactive, regional database of land owners volunteering their property for gleaning, DIY gleaning trainings, and equipment lending libraries and 2) A community food security effort that coordinates volunteer gleans whose bounty is distributed through our five-county, Farms to Food Assistance Food Hub thereby ensuring ALL residents of our region have access to fresh, healthy food. We'd love to have you join us! Learn more, sign up your tree, join a glean, or DIY-it at http://www.goodfoodcollective.org.

1100 Avenida Del Sol, Durango, CO 81301 Gleaning Type: Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit

Slow Food Denver

Denver, CO based nonprofit that gleans and cans surplus fruit from local trees; incorporating instruction in making jams and jellies. Often volunteers take home fruit products while the rest are donated to a local nonprofit. The website includes information for volunteers and members.

1430 Larimer St #208, Denver, CO 80202 Gleaning Type: Urban, Residential Organization Type: Nonprofit

The Growing Project

Fort Collins, CO based nonprofit that promotes local food systems and food security through agricultural advocacy, education and experiences. Their Food Finders program works with a network of farms, groceries, gardeners and others to pick up excess produce and redistribute to hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for donors, volunteers, members and the community.

1502 N Shields St, Fort Collins, CO 80524 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Residential, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

UpRoot Colorado

We measurably reduce surplus protective foods in Colorado, support the economic stability of farmers and increase the nutritional security of our states residents.

PO Box 6016 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit

We Don’t Waste

Denver, CO based nonprofit organization that recovers food from restaurants, caterers, and other food purveyors for distribution to service-minded organizations serving the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, partner organizations and others.

5971 Broadway, Denver, CO 80216 Gleaning Type: Urban, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit