The Boston Area Gleaners, Inc. is dedicated to rescuing surplus crops for people in need. With the help of volunteers, we glean (harvest what is left over) from farm fields in eastern Massachusetts, and distribute the fruits and vegetables to hunger relief agencies in the Boston area.
Our work benefits farmers, who hate to see the food they’ve worked hard to grow go to waste. Gleaning is also a fun and rewarding activity for volunteers. And most importantly, gleaning provides fresh and healthy produce to individuals and families who may not otherwise be able to access it.
We are very excited to participate in Food Day this October! Our work is closely aligned with Food Day’s mission of feeding people in need and raising awareness about community-based hunger relief efforts. October 24th also falls right in the middle of our heaviest time of the gleaning season. To celebrate the day, we plan to distribute even more produce than we normally would. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on how we plan to do this!