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Knox County GLEANERS

Member of Maine Gleaning Network

Knox County Gleaners started in January of 2019 with the support of the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund. In our first year we worked with 5 Knox County farms and gleaned 6,961 pounds. In 2022 we gleaned and distributed 23,155 pounds at 22 share tables. We share vegetables at food pantries, soup kitchens, senior housing, Head Start, medical facilities, the Homeless Coalition and local libraries. We installed 2 “root cellars”; climate-controlled storage areas at AIO Food Pantry in Rockland and a walk-in cooler at Come Spring Food Pantry in Union for emergency food and distributions Knox County. We have added farms bringing us up to 18 and work very closely with Erickson Fields in Rockport, our Mainers Feeding Mainers farm. We are a founding member of the Knox County Food Council. We thank United MidCoast Charities and The Onion Foundation for their support. 


Gleaning Contacts: 

Lorain Francis, Program Director 207-975-9149


Nancy Wood, Chief Gleaner, 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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