Invisible Gold

Working to Alleviate Hunger & Reduce
the Waste of Food in Western Massachusetts

Office: 413-733-0084

Food Donation Line:

413-733-9165

The Gleaning Project: Helping Harvest

Gleaning, which dates back to Biblical times, is the gathering of produce after harvest. Farmers are often unable to sell all of their produce, either because of imperfections or because they simply cannot harvest it all. The Gleaning Project works with youth and school groups to engage them in the service of collecting the excess produce and donating it to agencies that serve the hungry and homeless in Western Massachusetts.

  • More than 100,000 pounds of produce since its inception in 2007!  
  • We engage more than 250 volunteers each year who learn about helping the hungry and taking care of the environment
  • Each year we donate to more than 15 agencies in Western Massachusetts.
  • Many farmers welcome the opportunity to donate excess produce that would otherwise have been thrown out; others donate salable produce simply out of kindness.

Rachel’s Table receives grants from numerous donors including: the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, Fallon Community Health Plan, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Bea and Jay Loevy, and the Posnick Family Foundation.

Gleaning is a great way to do Tikkun Olam – to help heal the world.

For more information, please contact Jessica Harwood at jnanharwood@gmail.com.