In the Balise Healing Garden of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital courtyard, vines of tomatoes and beans wind from planters up pillars and spread across the gray sidewalks. Signs everywhere … Read More →
ABOUT HOPE'S HARVEST
Farm-based food recovery, also known as gleaning, is the ancient practice of collecting unharvested produce from a farmer’s fields and distributing it to people in need. There are over 250 gleaning projects across the United States, which makes gleaning a proven and well documented model for improving food security and minimizing food waste.
Hope’s Harvest started in 2018 as Rhode Island’s first gleaning project. Since then, our program has grown to include not only farm-based food recovery but also expanding markets for local growers via the emergency food system. As of 2022, Hope’s Harvest is proud to be a program of Farm Fresh RI — bringing fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce to our neighbors in need. Read our latest news →
This work is made possible by the Carter Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Innovation, a program at the Rhode Island Foundation funded by Letitia and John Carter, the Claneil Foundation, and other generous sponsors and individual donors.
To improve the livelihoods of local farmers, increase food security for our most vulnerable residents, and get everyone engaged in strengthening the food system by eliminating on-farm food waste in Rhode Island.
Volunteer, Comms & Dev
Hunger Relief Associate