Six days per week, 200 volunteers collect approximately 50,000 pounds of surplus food from local grocery stores, restaurants, farmers markets, and bakeries, and deliver to over 60 food pantries, shelters, after school programs, community meals, and other agencies that serve people impacted by food insecurity.
Bea's Harvest: The Gleaning Program of Rachel's Table
Bea’s Harvest (or ‘Gleaning’ for short) works with local farmers and community members of all backgrounds to collect and distribute fresh produce. Gleaning is a fun, interactive way to connect with the land, local farms, and food security networks.
An expansion of Bea’s Harvest, Growing Gardens supports self-determined, direct access to healthy food by supporting local organizations in building gardens and growing culturally appropriate food. We provide mentoring and materials such as kits to create raised beds, including for agencies that serve constituents who use wheelchairs.
Partially sponsored by a grant from The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Teen Board members work to alleviate childhood hunger and educate their peers about local hunger and poverty issues, as well as involve them in being part of the solution.