Church of Our Saviour

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COS Surfs: Gleaning

bagofgroceriesFallen Fruit is a mapping and manifesto for fallen fruit—free food lying about unclaimed and unused in a world filled with hunger. Search your neighborhood for neglected trees. Gather up those apples and pears and give them away. And pop over to Fallen Fruit and learn about holding your own public FruitJam. Fallen Fruit projects range from social practice (events, performances and public actions) to photography, video and installations. All direct our attention to the social relationships between the environment, urban space and transnational capitalism.

St. Mary’s Food Bank, Feeding America, Food For Free, Boston Area Gleaners, and the Society of St. Andrew are all examples of efforts to glean leftover or wasted food and use it to feed the hungry. The USDA has a webpage about gleaning which is a resource guide on food recovery programs for businesses, community-based profit or nonprofit organizations, private citizens, and public officials. Check them out.

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