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).
The Gleaning Project strives for a more equitable and sustainable food system. By working with our region’s growers, community partners, and hundreds of volunteers, we help bridge the gap between agricultural excess and food insecurity in South Central Pennsylvania.
Make good use of agricultural excess - Our system is designed to create 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 hunger and improve nutrition - Affordability and lack of transportation are two of the biggest barriers for individuals struggling to access fresh produce. We distribute our produce, 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 hunger and food insecurity. We work with a large network of growers, community partners, and volunteers to make our mission as efficient and impactful as possible.