Tag Archives: gleaning

Watching the 5,000

Carolina Dining Services recently published this recap of their fabulous Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC. Have a look–it’s four minutes well spent. Experience the day and all the work that went into it.

June 24, 2015 | Posted in College, Institutional, Repurposing | Comments closed

#F5KUNC

This Fall, I participated in an amazing Feeding the 5,000 event at UNC Chapel Hill. The organizers, Carolina Dining Services, spent weeks, if not months, preparing for this meaningful day of action. The organizers, led by Ryan Moore, gleaned sweet potatoes, sought out wonky produce, and bought bycatch fish that would otherwise have been squandered. [...]

February 18, 2015 | Posted in Campaigns, College, Repurposing | Comments closed

Kids Collar Collards

I rarely find the time to glean, but it’s always a pleasurable, grounding experience. This week, I had that opportunity as I helped supervise a group of 15 campers (from a community service camp!) glean collard greens. As you can see, we did our best in filling the available delivery vehicles, including my hatchback and [...]

July 11, 2014 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery, Gleaning | Comments closed

Food Recovery Clears Another Farm Bill Hurdle

The Senate version of the Farm Bill passed on Thursday with the tiniest of nods to gleaning, or food recovery. While there’s no joy in seeing cuts in per-family food assistance, there’s a glimmer of hope that this next Farm Bill would include a microloan program for food rescue groups. This amendment proposed by Sen. [...]

June 22, 2012 | Posted in Food Recovery, Legislation | Comments closed

Writing Gleaning into the Farm Bill?

Exciting times for preventing food waste! While world environmental leaders are discussing food loss at Rio+20 (and at a side event), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is making an attempt to get funding for gleaning/food recovery into the Farm Bill. Wyden’s proposed Amendment 2442 to the Farm Bill (S. 3240) would help provide microloans to gleaning [...]

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Legislation | Comments closed

NPR Wasted Food Weekend

This weekend was a wasted food feast over on NPR. First, The Splendid Table quiz asked: What is a Saudi restaurateur doing to reduce food waste? Head to the 32:00 mark for the question and answer. — — And over on A Praire Home Companion, Stephanie Davis sang the only gleaning song I’ve ever heard. “Give [...]

October 31, 2011 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery, Restaurant | Comments closed

Yam Jam fun

This past Saturday, I volunteered at Yam Jam 2010. It’s the grand daddy of all gleaning events, and this year didn’t disappoint. The hundreds of volunteers collected 21,407 pounds of sweet potatoes. True, we did collect sweet potatoes, not yams. You’ll have to pardon the slight misnomer–all in the name of attracting a good crowd. [...]

October 13, 2010 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery | Comments closed

Ears to You

90 degrees + picking corn + long pants/sleeves for protection + no pay = fun! It’s hard to believe that that equation really works, but when the food goes to help hungry folks, it sure does. That’s gleaning for you. It had been a while–too long–since I’d gotten out there and picked crops for those [...]

June 28, 2010 | Posted in Farm, Food Recovery, Personal | Comments closed
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