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Gleaning

Student Wants To Open Cafe That Serves Discarded Food For Free

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2013 | Impact

Turkey meatballs, organic Greek yogurt, fair trade coffee. It sounds like the makings of a persnickety shopper’s grocery list. But it’s just one b...

Gleaning Program Provides Fresh Produce to the Needy

Sarah Spitz | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Sarah Spitz

On this particular winter Wednesday, 26 labeled boxes containing 554 pounds of apples, citrus, salad greens, kale, squash, garlic, turnips, cucumbers and radishes have been collected by friendly volunteers wearing hats and aprons that say "Food Forward."

Can An Ancient Farming Practice Solve Current Hunger Crisis?

www.takepart.com | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

Gleaning. The word may not be immediately recognizable to many, and that’s probably because it hasn’t been a practice of most Americans for a long...

Gleaning: A Biblical Act Of Generosity

Ali Berlow | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion
Ali Berlow

Picking corn, I mulled it all over. How sorely disconnected we are from our food from where it comes from, how it's grown, who grows it, even how to cook it to who gets access to it.

What Happens To Excess Produce On The Farm?

Daniel Klein | Posted 10.02.2011 | Food
Daniel Klein

In order to make way for bad yields, bad weather, and unexpected disasters, (or just to make sure they have enough to satisfy their customers), most farms will end up with more than they can sell.

Modern-Day Gleaners Pick Fruit Trees For Food Pantries (PHOTOS)

John Creston DuBois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Creston DuBois

Helena David is on a mission. Her ambitious goal to pick and donate 100,000 pieces of fruit in one year for Southern California's underprivileged is already well underway.

Glean, Baby, Glean!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

Farmers estimate up to 20 percent of the food harvested in fields across this nation cannot be sold in the grocery store and is thrown out simply for aesthetic reasons.

40,000 Pick Free Vegetables At Colorado Farm

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest -- 40,000 ...