13220732_512021252332185_2261006634209621003_oVolunteer Gleanings with AFAC

Gleaning is the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, dumpsters etc. often for distribution to poor & hungry

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Organizations to Glean With

Where to Buy Gleaned Food

Dumpster Diving

Organizations to Glean With

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Bread for the City

DC Central Kitchen

IONA Senior Services (DC farmer markets)


Mid Atantic Gleaning Network (MAGNET)

Guide to Start Your Own Gleaning Guide

Food Recovery Network (FRN) Guide to Starting a Gleaning Program

Where to Buy Gleaned Food

Gleaning CSA that Delivers to Greater DC Are

Hungry Harvest

Local Producers
Look for these local products made from recovered food, in stores in DC

Fruit Cycle
Social enterprise that makes delicious, healthy, locally sourced snacks. We focus on using produce that would otherwise go to waste and we provide jobs for women who have been formerly incarcerated, homeless, or are otherwise disadvantaged.

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Misfit Juicery
We make our delicious, nutritious cold-pressed juices with 70-80% recovered fruits and veggies.  We turn misfit fruits, veggies, trimmings and tops into delicious cold-pressed juice, fighting food waste in DC and NYC.

Dumpster Diving

  • Go outside DC to not compete with people in need
  • Whole Foods, Trader Joes, etc
  • Perfectly legal!

How to Dumpster Dive

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