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Knox County GLEANERS

Member of Maine Gleaning Network

Knox County Gleaners (KCG) started in January of 2019 with the support of the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund and is based out of the Penquis CAP office in Rockland.  In our first gleaning year we worked with 5 Knox County farms including Erickson Fields, our Mainers Feeding Mainers farm. Our gleanings go to food pantries, soup kitchens, and group homes. We helped to finance a “root cellar” - a climate controlled storage area - at the new AIO Food Pantry in Rockland for all Knox County pantries to use, and for KCG to make gleaned vegetables available for the pantries to pick up. As we move into our second year we will be deepening our relationships with our partner farms and expanding distribution to share tables and increasing the amount of vegetables we supply to our local pantries. We are a founding member of the Knox County Food Council.


Gleaning Contacts: 

Lorain Francis, Program Director at Penquis CAP


Nancy Wood, Chief Gleaner and SNAP Educator, 207-236-6313 ext 3 


Follow us on Instagram:  knox_county_gleaners_maine

On Facebook: Knox County Gleaners and our Group page, Knox County Gleaners Group

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