The National Gleaning Project

The National Gleaning Project (NGP) is a three year project of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library (USDA-NAL). The NGP was created in response to the need for a national network connecting modern agricultural gleaning and fresh food recovery organizations across the United States, both to each other and to legal resources that can help grow their work.

The NGP is specifically focused on legal barriers to enhancing gleaning and fresh food recovery in the United States. This site provides information on national and state laws and regulations pertaining to gleaning and food donation, state specific factsheets on gleaning and food donation liability, an interactive map of gleaning and fresh food recovery organizations across the country, and other topical resources. Learn More