Gleaning for the Food Bank

A New York Times article on picking local fruit to supplement the food bank supplies.

Food Banks Finding Aid in Bounty of Backyard –

Thus was born North Berkeley Harvest, part of a small but expanding movement of backyard urban gleaners — they might be called fruit philanthropists — who voluntarily harvest surplus fruit and then donate it to food banks, centers for the elderly and other nonprofit organizations.

In Castlegar and Nelson, a program called Harvest Rescue aims to supply fruit to the pickers, the food bank and the property owners in order that fruit is not wasted and to prevent bear attracting ripe fruit from remaining on trees in residential areas.


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Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.