We are delighted to announce that Gleaning Cornwall Network, which organises volunteer groups to harvest crops that would otherwise go to waste and distributes this fresh produce to food banks and food poverty charities, has been awarded a £2,500 grant through our Grants for Good programme.
Gleaning Cornwall Network secured the grant, following a vote by John Good Group employees after making the shortlist out of more than 300 applications.
Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest.
The Gleaning Cornwall Network organises volunteer groups to harvest crops that would otherwise go to waste and distributes this fresh produce to food banks and food poverty charities. The project and its ever-growing network is helping to build healthy and resilient communities, bringing together volunteer harvesters, drivers, local farmers and people who work with and use food banks and food poverty charities. In the last 3 months of 2021, they harvested over 50 tonnes of fresh veg and delivered it to over 55 food projects across Cornwall and Plymouth.