Washington Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations

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Bellingham Food Bank/Small Potatoes Gleaning Project

Bellingham, WA based food bank that operates the Small Potatoes Gleaning Project which rescues produce from local farms for delivery to food banks throughout Whatcom County. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.

1824 Ellis St, Bellingham, WA 98225 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Blue Mountain Action Council

BMAC rescues over 300,000 pounds of food each year from grocery stores, farms and gardens. Each week, our team makes rounds at local grocery stores, rescuing food that may otherwise have been thrown away. We take that food and get it into the homes of neighbors. Our partners at the Whitman Glean team work with farms to glean their excess produce that sometimes would die on the vine. We include that fresh produce in food boxes and deliver it to local food pantries. We encourage neighbors to donate extra produce from their gardens and often take it to residents at our housing properties.

921 W Cherry St Gleaning Type: On-farm, Residential, Farmers markets, Food recovery Organization Type: University, Nonprofit

City Fruit

Seattle, WA based nonprofit focused on preserving fruit trees and orchards, increasing education around tree care and the ability of communities to harvest fruit, and providing fresh fruit to those who need it. The website includes information for volunteers, tree owners, donors and others.

3417 Evanston Ave N #210, Seattle, WA 98103 Gleaning Type: Urban, Residential, On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit

Clallam Gleaners

Callam Gleaners was founded in 2010. Located in Port Angeles WA, they harvest local fruit trees with a part time seasonal staff member. They do a few farm gleans but this is mostly done by farmers in the area without their support. Most gleans are lead and managed by volunteers.

No physical address Gleaning Type: Residential, On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit, All volunteer, University

Clark County Food Bank

Clark County Food Bank has a goal of allieviating hunger and its root causes in the Vancouver, WA area. They are a Feeding America Partner. They also work with local farms and home gardens to receive fresh produc donations.

6502 NE 47th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

EastWest Food Rescue

EastWest Food Rescue is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, volunteer-run organization supporting farmers, preventing crop waste, and feeding our neighbors in need predominantly in the Pacific Northwest. In response to COVID-19 causing the destruction to the food supply chain, EWFR was established on May 1st, 2020. By purchasing and acquiring surplus food from farmers and other sources and distributing it to the food insecure, food waste is reduced and the hungry are fed and can eat healthier.

17641 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit, All volunteer

Faith Harvest Helpers

Faith Harvest Helpers is an interdenominational organization dedicated to combatting hunger locally and globally.

12643 Case Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Distribution, Urban, Farmers markets Organization Type: Religious affiliation, Nonprofit, Paid staff

FareStart

FareStart's mission is to transform lives, disrupt poverty and nourish communities through food, life skills and job training. Our food recovery and gleaning team recovers food from local businesses, organizations, farms, and farmers markets to be used in our hunger relief meals.

700 Virginia Street Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Fields of Grace

Richmond, WA based nonprofit that gleans produce from local farms, then packs and delivers the harvest to area food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.

No physical address Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Good Cheer Food Bank

Langley, WA based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that partners with the Gleeful Gleaners program to connect growers with surplus, pesticide-free fruit with those in need. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and others.

2812 Grimm Rd, Langley, WA 98260 Gleaning Type: Urban, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Gorge Gleaning

The Columbia Gorge Gleaning Project focuses on gleaning surplus food from orchards and farms to help reduce food insecurity around the Columbia River Gorge. They allow their volunteers to take home a small percentage of each glean as an incentive, with the rest donated to local food pantries. They have also recently started a small farmers market gleaning program, which has been successful thus far.

No physical address Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets Organization Type: Nonprofit, All volunteer

Harvest Against Hunger

Seattle, WA based nonprofit that runs Harvest Against Hunger, an AmeriCorps program engaging in on-farm gleaning. The website includes information for AmeriCorps, volunteers, donors and others.

1201 First Avenue S, Suite 327, Seattle, WA 98134 Gleaning Type: On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit

Harvest Pierce County Gleaning Project

Managed by Pierce County, WA county government, the gleaning program works with local farmers to organize gleans of surplus or unmarketable crops. The program also gleans from Pierce County farmers' markets. Website includes information for volunteers, crop donors and others.

5430 66th Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98371 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets Organization Type: Nonprofit

Hopelink

The nonprofit has six locations throughout WA. Formally called Sno-Valley Harvest, the organization works with local farms, community gardens, farmers' markets and growers to recover surplus produce for donation through Hopelink and other hunger relief organizations. The website includes information for volunteers, donors and community members.

8990 154th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

Kitsap Harvest

Kitsap, WA based organization that gleans from farms, farmers markets and pesticide-free fruit trees in private and community orchards. Recovered surplus food is distributed to the North and South Kitsap Food Banks and to free meal programs. The website includes information for volunteers, orchard owners and community members.

345 6th St Suite 550, Bremerton, WA 98337 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit, University, Paid staff

Local 20/20

Local 2020 operates Local Food, an action group centered around connecting local food with the community. The action group also promotes the utilization of excess produce to combat food waste and encourage nutrious eating habits.

1240 W Sims Way #12, Port Townsend, WA 98368 Gleaning Type: Distribution, Farmers markets, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Northwest Harvest

Washington's only statewide nonprofit food bank distributor. Their Growing Connections program is a resource for supporting farm-to-food bank strategies. The website includes information for volunteers, donors, hunger relief programs and advocates.

1915 4th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Providence N.E.W. Hunger Coalition

Coleville, WA based nonprofit that works throughout northwestern WA. Their Hunger Coalition Gleaning Groups harvest surplus produce for donation to area food banks. The website includes information for volunteers, food donors and food recipients.

347 W 2nd Ave G, Colville, WA 99114 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Quimper Community Harvest

Port Townsend, WA-based group that gleans pesticide-free fruit trees from backyards, community orchards and farms. Surplus food is distributed to schools, food banks, seniors, meal programs and others in need. Our webpage has links for volunteers, tree owners, and those needing food.

1240 W Sims Way #12, Port Townsend, WA 98368 Gleaning Type: Urban, Residential, On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit

Skagit Gleaners

Skagit Gleaners is a Washington based food rescue organization. They provide 24/7 pick up for produce, non-perishables, baked goods, and housewares with a goal of reducing these items in landfills. By offering a unique approach to food rescue, they have been able to create a larger impact in their community, as well as take steps toward reducing community food insecurity.

1021 Riverside Dr, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Residential, Urban, Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit, All volunteer

Spokane Edible Tree Project

Spokane, WA based organization that offers education in tree care and resource recovery and engages in backyard fruit gleaning. The website includes information for volunteers and tree owners.

25 W Main Ave #244, Spokane, WA 99201 Gleaning Type: Urban, Other support (software, management, etc.), Residential Organization Type: Nonprofit

The Gleaners Pantry

The Gleaners Pantry works to reduce the amount of food that would otherwise be thrown away by collecting donations and gleaning.

6729 Enterprise Rd, Ferndale, WA 98248 Gleaning Type: Food recovery Organization Type: Nonprofit

Thurston County Gleaners

Thurston County Gleaners is an extension of the Thurston County Food Bank. They mainly glean from farms, but occasionally glean from fruit trees around the community. They also help run a small gardening project at a local juvenile detention center, with all produced food benefiting the local community by redistribution through the Food Bank.

220 Thurston Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501 Gleaning Type: On-farm Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

Upper Valley MEND

Upper Valley MEND is a human services organization dedicated to meeting the housing, hunger and healthcare needs of area residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. MEND operates a gleaning program that works with local farmers and volunteers to harvest and distribute food throughout Chelan/Douglas counties.

347 Division St, Leavenworth, WA 98826 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Urban Abundance

Urban Abundance works to fulfill their vision of reducing food insecurity and food waste. They also work to build food soverienty in their community.

No physical address Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit