Gleaning Network EU

Gleaning means picking fruits and vegetables not harvested by farmers, and giving them to charitable institutions involved in food redistribution.

The feasibility study looked to understand the opportunities and challenges to further catalyse gleaning movements across Europe by disseminating best practice guidance and supporting the creation of national gleaning networks to redistribute wasted fruit and vegetables from farm level to charities.

The feasibility study was carried out by Feedback (UK-based food waste charity, that runs Gleaning network UK) to facilitate gleaning events in Belgium, France, Spain and Greece through regional partner organisations. The aim was to provide a model for collaboration between growers, grassroots volunteers and charities across Europe, as well as giving specific support to groups initiating gleaning networks.

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