Gleaning

Providing fresh produce as a mainstay of food distributed to clients increases the nutritional value of food received, establishes a new normalcy for produce as an essential part of the food distribution system, and is more financially sustainable for food banks. Farmers donate crops, volunteers glean and harvest and Healthy Harvest Food Bank collects and delivers the food to our partner agencies where it is distributed to clients in their time of need. One major area of food waste in America is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. Gleaning is the practice of gathering those crops. The exact location of the event will be shared one week prior to the event, but will be in the vicinity of the high school.

Lancaster High School (Exact farm ~1 mile from school TBA) 8815 Mary Ball Road Lancaster, VA 22503 United States

Healthy Harvest Food Bank

Scott Flickinger scott@hhfb.org

Wear weather appropriate clothing to include: closed toed shoes; light-weight clothing; sunblock; hat

Gleaning
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