About us

Glean Me Lewis County is a Washington State nonprofit that streamlines donations, harvest requests, and volunteers through an online system.

What is gleaning?

Gleaning is the collection of leftover crops both large and small, from farmers' fields after they have been commercially harvested or from fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. This definition can be expanded to include the collection of surplus produce from backyards, gardens, and fruit trees of community residents.

Here's how Glean Me Lewis County works

  • Many commercial growers and community residents have fruit trees, bushes, vines or entire orchards and fields that produce more fresh fruit or vegetables than they can harvest. We invite them to register their crops online. Donations are tax deductible.

  • Working closely with growers, gleaning program staff or volunteer leaders organize harvests to gather the fresh produce. Registered volunteers sign up online, checking off a liability waiver that protects crop owners.

  • The produce collected is distributed to our neighbors in need.