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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Harvest for the Hungry: Gleaning at Beltsville
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Fruits and Vegetables: ARS Photo Gallery Number K3839-3

Due to the budget changes and lack of manpower, the entire gleaning program that Research Support Services runs here at BARC has been suspended for the foreseeable future.

Check back at this page for notice that the gleaning program has been reinstated.


Organizations receive high-quality produce to enhance their food distribution programs.

School groups and other non-profit organizations have an educational experience and an opportunity to help the needy.

Beltsville's Harvest for the Hungry was started in 1995 to recover excess produce and distribute it to needy organizations throughout the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area.

Each year about 75,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables are harvested by church groups, schools, and other non-profit organizations.

The high-quality produce is grown in continuing support of research programs at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center.


Last Modified: 4/5/2013