Gleaning for Schools
What is Gleaning?
Gleaning is the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, state/county fairs or any other sources to prevent waste and provide it to those in need.
Gleaning Field Trips
The Florida Department of Agriculture, in partnership with gleaning organizations, handles the logistics of scheduling gleaning field trips for schools across Florida.
Student volunteers can visit farms and glean produce from the field or pick up harvested produce that is no longer viable for marketing. The produce is then distributed for taste tests and donations.
Through gleaning field trips, students will develop a greater respect for and understanding of food.
Learn more about the FDACS Gleaning Initiative:
To schedule a gleaning event or to learn more, please contact: