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).
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.
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 lifestyles.