Small Potatoes Gleaning

Bringing local farms’ bounty to the hungry.

Gleaning is the ancient practice of gathering food left in the fields after harvest. Our Small Potatoes Gleaning Project takes this age-old practice and puts it into action in Whatcom County. Small Potatoes’ volunteers annually glean more than 200,000 pounds of produce from local farms, and then we deliver these fruits and vegetables to area food banks, soup kitchens, and feeding programs.

Our volunteers rescue more than 100 tons of fresh, local produce for Whatcom County’s hungry every year. That’s enough fruits and veggies to make 400,000 salads. That’s a lot of salad!

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Small Potatoes Gleaning Opportunities

Check here for scheduled volunteer events with Small Potatoes Gleaning Project!

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Food Bank Fresh

By partnering with local famers in the Winter, we get a bounty of fresh food, at very reasonable prices, in the Spring and Summer. It’s a win-win.

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Food & Fund Drives

We are successful because our community wants us to be! Food and fund drives ensure we have enough to share with all of our neighbors in need.

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Victory Gardens

Our Victory Gardens program encourages home gardeners to donate surplus produce to Bellingham Food Bank. Each year our families benefit from more than 50,000 pounds of food donated from local Victory Gardens.

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Grocery Rescue

Food waste contributes to hunger, and we applaud our local food retailers for their efforts to reduce their waste.

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