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The Food Bank partners with local farmers to provide fresh, local produce to families in need. Farmers often find themselves with surplus or unmarketable produce. Our Food Bank staff recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who glean, or harvest, that surplus produce.

Gleaning volunteers get a chance to experience working farms in Southwestern PA, while partnering with farmers to help families in their own community. Gleaned produce is picked up at the farm, taken back to the Food Bank then distributed to a member agency or families at a Produce to People distribution

The Details

  • Gleans take place weekdays and weekends – June through December

  • Maximum 3-hour commitment

  • The Food Bank provides training, tools, water and snacks – all you need is transportation to the farm!

  • Ages 7 years old and above are welcome with a guardian!

  • Gleans are not pre-scheduled – we alert you when a farm is ready

View a map of our partner farms

Are you a farmer interested in having the Food Bank out to glean? Contact Katie, Food Resource Coordinator, at (412) 460-3663 x400 or

Would you like to join us in the fields?

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