NH Gleans is a network of organizations working to increase the availability of fresh and local produce that is distributed to and through New Hampshire food pantries, soup kitchens, community suppers and schools.

We are supported by the New Hampshire Farm to School program which serves as a facilitator engaging farmers, distributors, food service directors, teachers, health educators and administrators in adopting farm to school practices.

Funding support comes from an anonymous donor through the You Have Our Trust Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

See how we have grown. Annual reports are on the Documents page.

Here's how NH Gleans works

  • Many commercial growers and private homeowners have fruit trees, bushes, vines or entire orchards and fields that produce more fresh fruit or vegetables than they can harvest. We invite them to register their crops online. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Working closely with growers, NH Gleans staff or volunteer leaders organize gleans to gather the fresh produce. Registered volunteer pickers sign up online, checking off a liability waiver that protects crop owners.

  • The produce collected is distributed by local food banks and food pantries to our neighbors in need.