What is the Gleaning Project?
The Gleaning Project is a volunteer program of Harvest Pierce County and the Pierce Conservation District that works to reduce the amount of produce wasted in our community, provide more fresh food to those in need, and build community. This community based effort is a response to the dramatic increase in the number of people seeking food assistance in our county.
Neighborhood Fruit Gleans
Fruit Trees can be abundant producers. Many people have fruit trees on their property that produce more than they can handle or never even get harvested! We work to prevent fruit waste by organizing volunteers to harvest trees at the homeowners request and share the bounty with local food banks and shelters.
Throughout the year we host various work parties and community outreach events to spread the word about the Gleaning Project including everything from fruit tree classes to harvest celebrations!.