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Boston Area Gleaners

11 Nov 2020, by Admin in Current Host Sites (National)
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Website: bostonareagleaners.org

Email Address: admin@bostonareagleaners .org

Location:

Stonefield Farm, 91 Martin Street, Acton, MA 01720

Image Credit: Michael Piazza

Boston Area Gleaners

Boston Area Gleaners (BAG) was founded in 2004 as a small group of volunteers committed to bridging a critical gap in our food system—between farmers with surplus produce and people without access to healthy food. Over the past 15+ years, BAG’s partnerships, infrastructure, and yield have expanded rapidly, and the organization has become a major supplier to hunger relief organizations in the region as well as a nationally-recognized business model. To this day, BAG remains the only on-farm gleaning organization in Eastern Massachusetts.

Ultimately, BAG’s goal is to build innovative partnerships with local farms, hunger relief organizations, and social justice-focused food businesses to alleviate food insecurity, promote farm sustainability, and reduce food waste. In addition to on-farm gleaning, the organization maintains distribution channels. engages in community outreach & education, and provides infrastructure & market support for both producers and customers in the regional food system.