Historically, Gleaning began in the Washington DC area in 1988 as a result of a conference held by national and local leaders concerned with hunger in our Nation's Capital. Initially, the Society of St. Andrew,
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We have established a Project called "Sponsored Loads" to provide food gathered, and gleaned from the farm to the community. It requires at least $1,200 per truck load to accomplish this.
We have farms, orchards, fresh produce, trucks to transport it, and volunteers to distribute to those who desperately need this food. "However" we do not have the Funding to get this food from where it is available and move it to low income communities that need it.
We wanted you to all know about the crops we have on hand for you this season. With so much hustle and bustle it might be hard to find out what’s really fresh and what’s in season. But, don’t you worry about a thing because we’ve taken the time to list the 5 most season-friendly fruits and vegetables for all the mouths you’ll be feeding this season.
Today, as an outgrowth of these efforts, the Mid- Atlantic Gleaning Network is established as a nonprofit organization to conduct gleaning in the National Capital region. Annually, we provide more than 3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to hungry people throughout the Metropolitan area.
Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network