Ohio Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations

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Community Food Initiatives

Athens County, OH based organization that receives food donations from farmers markets and local gardeners for distribution to food pantries and other like organizations. The website includes information for volunteers and members.

94 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH 45701 Gleaning Type: Farmers markets, Residential, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Food Rescue US – Columbus

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.

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

Glean and Share Southwest Ohio

Glean and Share Southwest Ohio is an organization that utilizes volunteers to glean from over a dozen small farms in Southwest Ohio. They are partners with Vitality Cincinnati, who help provide volunteer labor at the majority of gleans. Their goal is to educate the community about food waste and reduce overall food waste.

2627 Stanton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45206 Gleaning Type: On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit

JEE Foods

JEE Foods is a nonprofit organization, powered by high school students. We strive to end hunger, food waste, and poverty through food rescue. While our team is committed to addressing the need of those who are hungry, we aim to take on the core factors in which these problems are rooted, to create sustainable change. At the core of our organization, JEE Foods takes food that would otherwise be discarded by restaurants, farms, and grocers and rescues it. This rescued food either travels back to our main facilities, where we transform it to extend its shelf-life or it is delivered directly to a nonprofit organization.

131 N 3rd St, Hamilton, OH 45011 Gleaning Type: Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

La Soupe

La Soupe bridges the gap between food waste and hunger. Our chef based model utilizes our volunteer network to rescue perishables from farms, grocers and wholesalers. Our highly talented transform team of chefs and volunteers transform this food into healthy soupes and meals. Our soupes and meals are distributed to roughly 100 share partners that feed the food insecure and are available to purchase at our retail storefront. We have a well established program of rescuing prepared overages from restaurants and catering and deliver directly to agencies that feed the hungry.

915 East McMillan St., Cincinnati, OH 45206 Gleaning Type: Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Ohio based nonprofit association that operates the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program, which works with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to purchase surplus crops and "unmarketable" foods for distribution through their network of food banks. The website includes information for volunteers and others.

100 E Broad St Suite 501, Columbus, OH 43215 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Seagate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio

A Toledo based nonprofit engaging in on-farm gleaning and distributes to senior centers or the Toledo Food Bank. Information for volunteers, food donors and others.

526 High St, Toledo, OH 43609 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

The Hunger Network

We have a network of over 70 Hunger Centers strategically placed throughout Cuyahoga County. Hunger Network food pantries provide a three-day supply of groceries for each member of the household once a month based on requirements. We have hot meal programs throughout our network that offer complete and nutritious congregate meals, which are open to the community free of charge. Because our Hunger Center clients not only live in food desserts and experience food insecurity daily, they also live in areas that lack access to basic health resources. It is our mission to increase and maintain wellness for our Hunger Center clients and their families. Since 2016, Hunger Network staff, students, pharmacy experts, and health care professionals have completed more than 15,000 preventive health screenings to 2,300 Cuyahoga County residents. Our team continues to schedule educational speakers and present materials on topics such as nutrition, healthy cooking, and mental health. Hunger Network Food Rescue launched in November of 2018 with one goal: to bridge the gap between food waste and hunger. 40% of food is wasted while 1 in 5 Clevelanders face hunger. Our food rescue program acts as a direct response to bridge that disconnect while also addressing the environmental issues associated with food waste in our landfills. The Food Rescue Hero app developed by 412 Food Rescue in Pittsburgh, connects food suppliers to nonprofits through a dedicated corps of volunteers who transport fresh produce daily.

4415 Euclid Ave # 110, Cleveland, OH 44103 Gleaning Type: Urban, Distribution, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

Washington County Harvest of Hope

Mid-Ohio Valley based nonprofit organization working on food rescue and recovery that performs field and garden gleaning for distribution to local food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, and donors.

Marietta, OH 45750 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, On-farm, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit, Religious affiliation