Wisconsin Gleaning & Food Recovery Organizations

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Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin

CAC Gleaners is part of a food bank located in Madison WI. Founded in 1992 they glean mostly from food vendors. They also glean farmers' markets and a few farms.CAC also supports other infield gleaners in the area with their gleaning work. Volunteers can help year-round with food distribution and pick-ups.

1717 N Stoughton Rd, Madison, WI 53704 Gleaning Type: On-farm, Farmers markets, Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit

Community Hunger Solutions

The non-profit procures locally grown produce from small/mid-size regional growers and distributes to local food pantries and regional food banks. The organization conducts second harvests, buys seconds, and receives wholesale donations. Information for farmers, volunteers and food donors.

1201 N Main St #6, Viroqua, WI 54665 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Distribution Organization Type: Nonprofit, Paid staff

Glean Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI based organization that registers trees on private and public property for fruit gleaning. The organization also gleans a range of produce from Milwaukee-area farmers markets. The website includes information for volunteers, homeowners (for tree registration) and others.

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

Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens

Geezer Gleaners is operated through the Madison WI Area Food Pantry Gardens. They grow vegetables and fruit on about 30 acres for distribution to Dane County, Wisconsin, food pantries Their volunteers are mainly retirees who glean from local farms, redistribute the gleaning produce, and occasionally process gleaned produce into value-added products to be distributed to those in need.

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

The Gathering

The Gathering aims to provide fresh produce and meals for those who would otherwise experience hunger and food insecurity. The Gathering rescues unused food and produce from a variety of outlets.

804 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Gleaning Type: Food recovery, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit

Tikkun Ha-ir of Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI based nonprofit whose Surplus Harvest Milwaukee program recovers produce from individuals, farmers markets, and home gardens and orchards and distributes the food to food shelves and pantries, shelters, and other service organizations. Website includes information for community members and donors.

No physical address Gleaning Type: Residential, Farmers markets, Urban Organization Type: Nonprofit, Religious affiliation