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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.
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- Boston Food Hub with Boston Area Gleaners
- Creating a Communications Plan at Boston Area Gleaners
- Donor Relations at Boston Area Gleaners
- Farmer Relations at Boston Area Gleaners
- Gleaning Row Crops at Boston Area Gleaners
- Marketing and Visibility at Boston Area Gleaners
- Repacking Gleaned Crops at Boston Area Gleaners
- Running a Capital Campaign at Boston Area Gleaners
- Running Group Trips at Boston Area Gleaners
- Volunteer Relations at Boston Area Gleaners