Harvest Pierce County With the Gleaning Project

Harvest Pierce County's Gleaning Project uses volunteers to collect surplus fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste. That collected produce is then distributed to those in need in the Pierce County community.

The Gleaning Project is a volunteer program of Harvest Pierce County that works to reduce the amount of food waste in our community, provide more fresh food to those in need, and build community. This community-based effort is a response to the dramatic increase in the number of people seeking food assistance in our county.

Sound like a cool idea? You can get involved this gleaning season, starting with the Gleaning Project Kickoff Party on June 8. The potluck style picnic in Wright Park brings volunteers together to get ready for a season of harvesting surplus food from farms and backyard fruit trees in a series of gleaning events.

Register your residential fruit tree or surplus farm crop with the program, or sign up to volunteer as a gleaner to pick and distribute the produce.

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