Community Harvest Gleaning Program
MEND's Community Harvest Gleaning Program is a regional project that helps increase fresh produce in the Community Cupboard and other food banks. We work with farmers, orchardists and gardeners to harvest excess or un-marketable produce and donate this produce to existing emergency food providers in Chelan and Douglas counties. Community Harvest envisions a healthy community with access to fresh, locally grown foods for every community member. Community Harvest works toward this goal by engaging volunteer gleaners in field gleans, farmers market donations, and a Plant a Row for the Hungry chapter that engages home gardeners to grow an extra row to donate. Community Harvest also partners with community and school gardens.
View our 2016 Gleaning Report
Calendar of Scheduled Gleans
Click on this link for the calendar.
Online Calendar of Area Food Banks
Click on this link to access a calendar of area food bank hours.
Find Community Harvest on Facebook
Follow and like us on Community Harvest's Facebook Page.
Donating Your Fresh Produce
Find an area food bank and contact them about your interest in donating: Map of Washington State Food Banks
Volunteer To Glean
Please contact us through our volunteer page
Our Impact In Numbers
- 2016: Over 45,000 lbs of food gleaned or purchased from partner farms.
- Over 100 volunteers involved in our operations.
- Distributing donated seeds to clients served by 10 regional food banks.
- Able to purchase over $7000 worth of produce through partnerships with local farms and government grants