Garden Gleaning Project
June 18, 2012
Filed under News
The Garden Gleaning Project ‘s mission is to facilitate the harvesting and distribution of fresh produce from gardens in the community to local food shelves.
The Challenge and Opportunity:
According to a September 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 10.3% of Minnesotans live in households that sometimes struggle to get enough food. The costs of hunger and limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables in Minnesota are staggering. The Garden Gleaning Project is organizing from the ground up to change this through an improved access to healthy and fresh foods in food shelves in Hennepin County
This neighbor-to-neighbor project aims to source locally grown produce with a special emphasis placed on the importance of fostering longstanding and sustainable relationships between food shelves and their nearby community gardens. Through capacity building, networking, and resource sharing, the project engages community members in bringing about a healthier, more dignified, and more resilient local foods system.
To become a part of the Garden Gleaning Project
Nan Zosel, Neighborhood Coordinator, STEP food shelf
Also feel free to drop off your produce at STEP during our business hours listed below:
STEP–St. Louis Park Emergency Program
6812 West Lake St.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
STEP food shelf
Phone: 952 925 4899
STEP Office Hours:
Mondays—8am to 4pm
Tuesdays—Noon to 8pm
Wednesdays—8am to 4pm
Thursdays—8am to 4pm
Fridays—8am to Noon
STEP accepts donations of all types of fresh fruits and vegetables