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For Immediate Release: September 12, 2014
Contact: Lynne Richmond
(609) 633-2954 

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced that the Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the Gleaning Support Program Grant. A total of $100,000, subject to availability of funds, is anticipated to be accessible to eligible non-profit organizations.

Grants are available to non-profit entities operating in New Jersey that can show evidence of a gleaning program for a minimum of two years within the past three calendar years.

Gleaning Support Program funds must be used to support “gleaning activities,” which include the harvesting, collection and distribution of donated produce from New Jersey farm fields to New Jersey organizations to help feed our state’s hungry.  

The Public Notice, Eligibility Requirements and Application are posted here

The funding for the grants comes from the State Food Purchase Program, for which Governor Christie allocated $6.8 million dollars this year to be distributed quarterly to the state’s six food banks to purchase healthy food, with a high priority on buying locally grown produce from New Jersey farmers.

For questions, call the Division of Food and Nutrition at 609-292-0337.