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With the holidays in full swing and the new year upon us, The Glean Team has been reflecting on the past season. Together, we have increased food access for over 17,000 individuals in South Central PA, and yet… there is still more to be done.
Despite our efforts, 1 in 6 individuals in our community remain food insecure. Healthy and fresh produce is not readily available to everyone. Here at The Gleaning Project, we dream of a hyper-localized food system, one in which everyone in our community has access to fresh produce. While this dream is lofty, we see hope and potential everywhere we look. From our amazing farmers who have donated over 200,000 pounds of produce that would have otherwise gone to waste, to our volunteers who have dedicated over 4,000 hours of their time, and our community partners who have helped us serve over 17,000 individuals this past year.