At the end of each market, sometimes not all of the food has been sold. In such cases, farmers may choose to donate excess produce and other food to “gleaners” – folks volunteering with local soup kitchens, churches, and socially-focused nonprofits. Our primary gleaning partnership at our 14&U market is with Food Rescue US. DASH (the District Alliance for Safe Housing) is our gleaner at BFM. Our partners help make sure extra food gets to our neighbors who need it most.
Interested in having your organization glean food from our markets? Contact Robin, our market director.