Once again, our Hope's Harvest program is happy to share a wrap-up video for the 2023 season — highlighting the impact of our volunteers' hard work, our gleaning season, and the hunger … Read More →
Hope’s Harvest mobilizes volunteers to harvest surplus fruits and vegetables from farms, contracts with local growers, and pays for surplus produce — all for distribution to hunger relief agencies throughout RI. Hope’s Harvest supports:
- Economic opportunities for local farm businesses to meet the needs of the emergency food system
- Healthy food access and food security for all Rhode Islanders
- Improved community resilience by increasing the amount of locally grown produce consumed in RI
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Recruited to rescue food at local farms
Fresh, local produce saved from waste
Served rescued food at RI relief agencies
*Metrics represent years 2018-2023.
PROGRAM IN ACTION
Meet Hope's Harvest
As an efficient and effective solution to the twin challenges of food waste and hungry people, farm-based food recovery (also known as “gleaning”) strengthens our local food system and makes our communities less dependent on commodity food shipped from thousands of miles away instead of what’s in our own backyard.