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How to Get Involved
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Volunteer To Glean
Do you have a tree or trees in the Hayward city area that you would like to have gleaned?
Simply click on the button to the right and provide us with the necessary details. Our dedicated gleaning team will promptly get in touch with you to arrange a convenient time and date for the harvest.
What is gleaning?
Gleaning is the practice of collecting leftover crops or produce from fields or orchards after the main harvest. It aims to reduce food waste by gathering the surplus food that would otherwise go unused.
This practice has evolved into organized efforts by various organizations, working in collaboration with farmers, to distribute the collected food to those in need, such as food banks or directly to individuals facing food insecurity.
Gleaning not only helps address hunger and improve food access but also contributes to sustainable agriculture by utilizing resources that would otherwise be wasted.
How Our Gleaning Programs Work
The #ForestrGleans team is always working on improving our process and practices. We invite our community to browse our program structure and suggest improvements any time.