Through the Greater Lansing Food Bank’s field gleaning program, fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste is harvested by volunteers to help feed the hungry.

The GLFB organizes crews of volunteers to harvest crops at the request of area growers. The food is then distributed to food pantries, human service organizations, residents of subsidized housing, and others in need.

We encourage you to speak directly with a staff member if you have questions about helping to glean or receiving gleaned food. Call (517) 908-3698 or e-mail gleaners@greaterlansingfoodbank.org to register. Already registered? Call the gleaning hotline at (517) 853-7816 for updates.

Note: Gleaning takes place Monday–Friday mornings, July through October, depending on weather and the amount of produce available at farms.

How much food do we rescue?

We’ve been at it since 1983. Since then we’ve harvested more than five million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables!