MORRISVILLE — Salvation Farms has received a $5,000 Northeast Kingdom Fund grant from Vermont Community Foundation to continue development of a Northeast Kingdom gleaning program.

Gleaning is the act of collecting edible crops, that would otherwise not make it off of farms, resulting in distribution of nutritious food to those in need of nourishment. The new gleaning program connects community members with local farms, bridging the gap between food growers and eaters by increasing local food accessibility and volunteerism.

This grant helps Salvation Farms expand and strengthen the 2021 created Northeast Kingdom Gleaners program, an effort launched in collaboration with the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District and the Northeast Kingdom Food Cycle Coalition members. The Northeast Kingdom had been one of Vermont’s remaining regions not served by gleaning.

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