FLP Speaker Series: Paul Franceschi, Development & Outreach Coordinator, Boston Area Gleaners

Changing environment and market conditions make farming unpredictable. Farmers plant extra to ensure they will have enough produce to sell. When crops flourish, farmers can't always harvest and sell all of the food. To reduce hunger and food waste, Boston Area Gleaners mobilizes volunteers to harvest high-quality fruits and vegetables donated from local farms. They distribute the food to dozens of area food banks, meal programs and low-income markets.

Join Harvard University Dining Service Food Literacy Project (FLP) on Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00-5:00 pm to learn more about what gleaning is, the issues of food waste and the importance of fresh produce in addressing food security.

This virtual event is free and open to all. Sign up to receive an email closer to the event date inviting you to access the event online.

You can submit a question for the speaker in advance through this online form.