Inspiring San Diego County residents to harvest,
share and celebrate the urban bounty.


Welcome to our new website. We have combined our previous website with a comprehensive web-based gleaning operations system. This new site allows people wanting to donate food to provide all the information we need to efficiently schedule a crew. It also provides on-line registration of new volunteers.

Food rescue (also known as gleaning) is the ancient tradition of collecting excess fresh food from farms, gardens, restaurants, or other sources and donating it to those in need. It is a successful model for reducing the waste of valuable produce, and it gives low-income individuals access to fresh and locally-grown foods that are not always available in their communities.

San Diego is fortunate to have a year-round growing system and a long cultural tradition of sharing and growing food, but every year thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables go to waste on farms large and small and even in backyards as fruit trees go unharvested.