The Gleaners  

assist with the world’s food security,

while reducing food waste.

In Canada each year we collectively glean:

-  around 4 million kilograms of fresh produce 

-  produce approximately 43 million servings (cups of soup)
-  harnessing over 152,000 volunteer hours 
-  shipping to an average of 40 different nations

Southwestern Ontario Gleaners

Leamington, Ontario

A resource website to encourage

food waste reduction through

dehydration and redistribution

Reapers of Hope

Moorefield, Ontario

Food loss and food waste occurs everywhere in the world (40% to 50% of vegetables and fruit).

We see this as an untapped resource -                                        everywhere.

In developing countries lack of refrigeration, transportation and processing compound the problem.

We are wakening to the reconsideration of preserving food through dehydration (it is the oldest method of preservation). 

In most of the countries we have shipped to small scale farmers and vendors could reduce food waste through the use of solar dehydration.

Dehydration has the followingbenefits:
-  A long storage life
-  No additional energy unlike cooling, freezing or canning.
-  Significantly reduced volume and weight - a benefit for storage and transportation
-  Helps provide essential nutrition to the vulnerable that may not otherwise be available.

North Okanagan Gleaners

Lavington, British Columbia

Fraser Valley Gleaners

Abbotsford, British Columbia.

Peace Country Gleaners

La Crete, Alberta

Okanagan Gleaners

Oliver, British Columbia

Ontario Christian Gleaners

Cambridge, Ontario

Gleanings for the Hungry

Dinuba, California