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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.