Gleaning the urban wild

412 Food Rescue’s Hidden Harvest program gleans fruits and vegetables from public and privately owned trees, orchards and gardens to provide fresh food options for our nonprofit partners. Our volunteers harvest produce that would otherwise go to waste and redistribute to nonprofits that serve those who are food insecure.

A percentage of the harvest, mostly inedible fruits and vegetables, are earmarked for value-added product production to generate awareness and funding support for 412 Food Rescue.

Our program continues and expands on the initiative founded in Pittsburgh in 2013 by Rose Tileston and Carolyn Barber, both of whom have since moved from Pittsburgh.

Hidden Harvest is a great opportunity for group volunteering! Want to learn more? Click the button below to contact our program manager!

Hidden Harvest Group Volunteering
Launched in the fall of 2016, our first Hidden Harvest gleaned over 2,500 pounds of apples from city- and privately owned trees.