Amount granted: $22,000
Grant year: 2017
Grant category: Human Services
To support the expansion of its Gleaning Program to include 12 new food pantries and 17 new farms.
Long Table Harvest is a grassroots organization founded in 2015 with the mission to cultivate social and economic equality in the local food system through dynamic, inclusive and creative collaborations across a diverse rural community. Long Table Harvest focuses on gleaning and distributing fresh fruits, vegetables and meats from local farms to food pantries as a way of alleviating the burden hunger plays on the community. In its first year, the Gleaning Program picked up donated produce from 8-15 farms and then distributed it to 15 food pantries and after-school programs in the region. Funds will be used to expand the program.