TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher 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.
Eligibility requirements include being a non-profit entity operating in New Jersey with evidence of a gleaning program for a minimum of two years within the past three calendar years.
Gleaning Support Program funds should be used to support “gleaning activities,” such as harvesting produce from New Jersey farm fields, collecting gleaned locally-grown products and distributing those products to New Jersey organizations to help feed our state’s hungry.
The Public Notice, Eligibility Requirements and Application are posted at www.nj.gov/agriculture/grants/gleaninggrants.html.
The funding for the grants comes from the State Food Purchase Program, for which Gov. Christie and the Legislature 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.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture