Bureau of Food Distribution
farmer.gif (5766 bytes)The Food Recovery Program

The Food Recovery Program is a coordinated effort involving the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Florida farmers, community action agencies and other food relief agencies. It helps get surplus or unmarketable food to those in need. The following publications provide information on how you can become involved.

The Food Recovery Program

The Food Recovery Resource Guide

Food Recovery on the Internet

Possible approaches to find gleaning and food recovery organizations and resources on the Internet:

1. Doing a general search of the World Wide Web
A general search of the World Wide Web can be conducted using search tools such as Yahoo or Lycos.  When using these tools be aware that the terms hunger and hunger resources are more likely to identify the relevant organizations than the terms gleaning or food recovery.

2. Beginning at specific sites
The following web sites are good starting points to search for gleaning and food recovery related web sites:

  • USDA Gleaning and Food Recovery
    Gleaning Manual: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/gleaning/gleanman.pdf
    A Citizens Guide to Food Recovery:

  • Second Harvest: http://www.secondharvest.org/

  • Society of St. Andrew: http://endhunger.org

  • United Way: http://www.efsp.unitedway.org

  • The Chef and the Child Foundation: http://acfchefs.org

  • Congressional Hunger Center: http://www.hungercenter.org

  • Farm Share, Inc.: http://www.Farmshare.org

Food Security / Insecurity on the Internet

  • http://www.fns.usda.gov/fsec

  • http://www.ers.usda.gov/

  • http://www.reeusda.gov/food_security/foodshp.htm

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