Close to 40% of food grown in the US is wasted - never eaten! Perfectly edible food is sometimes left in the field and all along the food system there is waste, including at the grocery store and in your home. The average family of 4 throws out $1400 of food in a year! With over 45 million people in the US who are food insecure, our goal is to capture and distribute available food. The Easton Gleaning Team has been recovering food since 2014.
You can help by volunteering to field glean (harvest), or pick up and transport retail food recovery in the Easton area and distribute it to participating local pantries, meal centers and shelters. Our efforts also keep food waste out of the landfill, where the decomposition process is not natural composting and results in an increase in methane gas in the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. For this reason we support composting inedible food product or using it for animal feed.