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USU Gleaning Team Working To Prevent Food Waste, Insecurity

Eli Lucero/Herald Journal

It’s about halfway through harvest season in Cache County, and the Utah State University Gleaning Team is back in its second year to bridge the gap between local gardeners and food pantries’ shortages.

“(We gather) excess fruit and vegetables, produce generally from private tree or landowners, and using volunteers give that to community members in need,” said Charles Miller, the program’s new coordinator.


Even with the pandemic, Miller said the program is growing consistently. In 2019, the team gleaned about 15,000 pounds of fruit and produce, and the 2020 total to date is at 2,794 pounds. Read the rest of the story on HJNews.com.


This story is part of a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.