Pennsylvania Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations
412 Food Rescue
412 Food Rescue is an organization that is committed to preventing perfectly good and nutritious food from ending up in landfills and working to redirect that food to community members experiencing food insecurity in the Pittsburgh Area. They have many innovative programs, such as Community Takeout, where they repurpose and distribute excess takeout food, and Ugly CSA, which works to redistribute produce that may be thought of as conventionally ugly.
6140 Station St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit, All volunteer
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Greater Pittsburgh area based nonprofit organization that partners with local farms to glean surplus produce, which is distributed to member agencies or individuals at designated locations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.
1 N Linden St, Duquesne, PA 15110 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit
Philadelphia Orchard Project
Since 2007, POP has worked with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants in neighborhoods across the city. POP provides orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other urban spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people experience limited access to fresh fruit.
4000 Woodland Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit
Carlisle, PA interfaith cooperative organization that organizes volunteer on-farm gleaning. The website includes information for volunteers, food and service recipients and food donors.
5 N. Orange St, Carlisle, PA 17013 Gleaning Type: On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit, Religious affiliation
Rolling Harvest Food Rescue
Greater New Hope-Lambertville region based nonprofit organization that gleans food from farms and farmers' markets for distribution to hunger-relief agencies like food pantries. The website includes information for volunteers, agency partners, farmers and others, as well as some information about the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act.
No physical address Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit
Second Harvest: Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania
Northwestern PA based nonprofit organization that partners with local farms to glean surplus crops for distribution to member agencies to reach the food insecure. The website includes information for volunteers, food recipients and food donors.
1507 Grimm Drive, Erie, PA 16501 Gleaning Type: On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit
The Gleaning Project
A South Central PA organization focusing on food justice, community and sustainability. Delivers gleaned foods to food pantries and service agencies and encourages reduction of food waste by collecting from other food distributors. Information for volunteers, farmers, food donors and agency partners.
153 N. Stratton St. Gettysburg, PA 17325 Gleaning Type: Urban, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit
The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania, Franklin County Division
The Gleaning Project is South Central Pennsylvania's collaborative, nonprofit effort to reduce food loss on local farms, and increase food security in our communities. We are part of South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP). Our Mission: Make good use of agricultural excess - The food system creates waste on all levels of food production and distribution. We work with local growers to reduce the amount of food loss on their farms and gardens by collecting and redistributing the produce to those who need it most. Reduce food insecurity and improve community health - In an area that is so agriculturally abundant, we still struggle to ensure everyone has access to fresh to fruits and vegetables. Our produce is distributed, at no cost, to many locations around Adams and Franklin counties to increase the number of access points for our community members. Connect our community - We are a community solution to food insecurity. We work with a large network of growers, community partners, and volunteers to make our mission as efficient and impactful as possible. Our Vision: The Gleaning Project strives for a more equitable and sustainable food system. We envision a South Central Pennsylvania where farmers are supported, the local food economy is thriving, and everyone can access enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
533 S Main St. Gleaning Type: On-farm, Residential, Farmers markets, Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit