Member of Maine Gleaning Network

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides resources and work in all aspects of Maine's food system, including addressing food insecurity needs in the state. Begun in 2000, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program is a grassroots effort to encourage gardeners, farmers, businesses, schools, civic groups and others to donate high-quality fruits and vegetables to citizens in need.

Through county-based networks, donated produce is delivered to food pantries, soup kitchens, community meals, and individuals across the state. Maine Harvest for Hunger distributes hundreds of thousands of pounds of food to hungry Mainers each year.

There are several ways that you can help out. Learn more about the Harvest for Hunger program in your area and how you can get involved.

Celebrating Maine School Gleaning Month

UMaine Cooperative Extension-Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties 

These central and midcoast counties participate in gleaning through two groups-Merrymeeting Gleaners in Sagadahoc County and Androscoggin Gleaners in Androscoggin counties. Through these groups we do our part to address food insecurity and food waste by working with farmers and farmers' markets to capture food surplus donations. All food is donated to local pantries, shelters and programs through the Harvest for Hunger Program

Cumberland County UMaine Cooperative Extension

Hancock County UMaine Cooperative Extension

Penobscot County UMaine Cooperative Extension

York County UMaine Cooperative Extension