About

The Merrymeeting Gleaners are a 100+ person volunteer group that was formed in 2016 as part of the MFC’s food security work.  Gleaners harvest surplus food from local farms and redistribute it to over 30 organizations that support individuals who require help accessing food in our area.  In 2018 the Gleaners launched 2 pilot programs to increase the ways people can access food. The Sharing Table offers gleaned food in a community space, such as a library, and is available for anyone to take by donation based on their need. They also began canning gleaned foods in order to make more food available through the winter.

Gleaning activities occur year round in our area due to the impressive abilities and generous nature of our farm partners.  To learn more about gleaning check out this video and our Gleaning FAQ!



Want to get Involved?

We are always looking for volunteers to help with gleaning, distribution, data entry, fundraising, and more. If you are interested in contributing let us know!


Give Food I Volunteer with Gleaners

Email: merrymeetinggleaners@gmail.com.

Gleaning Waiver: please complete the digital waiver form here, or scroll to the bottom of the Food Security page and complete it directly there. You can also download the waiver form and bring it with you when you glean.

Request Food

Email: merrymeetinggleaners@gmail.com

Request Form: if you are interested in receiving donations at your organization, complete our eligibility form and return to: merrymeetinggleaners@gmail.com.

REquest Farm Labor

Email: merrymeetinggleaners@gmail.com

Details: If you are a farmer, producer or processor, you can request a work day from the gleaners in exchange for a food donation.

Testimonials

THANK YOU ALL!

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