Glean, IN: Farmers Markets to Food Pantries
Glean Indiana is a project connecting farmers markets with local food pantires in order to increase the supply of fresh, local and seasonal produce to families in need.
With support of The Pollination Project, Glean Indiana is a collaboration between Christina McDougall--the Hoosier Farmers Markets Founding Director--Feeding Indiana's Hungry, Indy Urban Acres and a number of host farmers markets and food pantries.
Collaborators are committed to decreasing the shortest distance between fresh, local produce to food pantries and food prep kitchens in order to maintain the highest nutritional quality of fruits and vegetables while fostering relationships between farmers and families with food insecurity.
Current farmers market gleaning activities include:
At-market gleaning (for market shoppers)
Post-market gleaning (for farmers at markets)
Produce and transplant rescue and distribution
Participating markets glean 100-1,000 pounds of fresh, local produce per market day! Fresh produce is one of the greatest needs of Indiana pantries.
Please let us know if you are a farm, community garden, farmers market, food pantry, shelter or service organization interested in participating. We are also seeking volunteer teams for Glean Indiana host markets and pantries.