Suncoast Gleaning Project
Our Suncoast Gleaning Project harvests surplus produce from local farms for the food insecure in our community. Since 2010, we have donated over 100,000 pounds of organic fruits and vegetables.
A Win for Food Banks and Those in Need
A Win for Local Farmers
Farmers receive a tax deduction for the full market value of the produce we harvest.
A Win for Volunteers
Each week, volunteers are invited to fill one grocery bag with produce to take home with them in appreciation for their time.
During the season (typically late October through the end of May), we glean most Monday mornings at Jessica's Organic Farm in Sarasota, with occasional outings to Geraldson Community Farm and King Family Farm, both in Bradenton.
More volunteers are always needed, and all ages are welcome. Those who, for any reason, are unable to harvest can still help by washing and boxing produce. No prior experience is necessary, and everything you need will be provided.
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