About Gleaners Pantry

Gleaning began more than 6,000 years ago as an honorable means for non-landowners to provide for their families. Farmers allowed people to pick up, or glean, the remaining produce after the harvest had been gathered. We have revived the traditional farm glean and added commercial gleaning.

Gleaners Pantry is a Whatcom County, non-profit association, dedicated to helping our local families become more self-sufficient.

We have no paid administrative staff.  We operate and depend solely on our membership.

Our members assist each other by maintaining our facility, sorting produce, trading childcare, recipes, and skills.  It is our goal to help build successful and healthy families within our community.  We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to work for what they receive. We help our members lower grocery costs, learn new skills, assist farmers in cleaning up their fields and reduce the amount of food going to landfills.  Twice a week, we gather to sort through food that might otherwise go to waste and distribute it to members.
 We organize seasonal farm gleans for our members.

Membership is open to all who are willing to pay a nominal membership fee and complete volunteer work to support the organization.







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Hours of Operation

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Please arrive 30 minutes early to sort and be prepared to stay and clean up.