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New Jersey legislature passed three bills in 2016 to support the promotion of "gleaning," the practice of recovering surplus fresh produce for donation to those in need.

The bills designate the 3rd week of September as New Jersey Gleaning Week and the Wednesday of that week as Farmers Against Hunger Day. New Jersey Gleaning week will take place this year from September 17 - 23 and involve various events including:

Event Location  Date
Customer Appreciation Ort Farms, Long Valley Saturday, Sept 17
"Hunger Hoedown: Dinner on the Farm" Hlubik Farms, Chesterfield Sunday, Sept 18
Community Gleaning Event Giamarese Farms, East Brunswick  Monday, Sept 19

Statewide Gleaning Summit with legislators, farmers, emergency feeding partners and volunteers. New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture, Doug Fisher, will attend and present a proclamation and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak will provide remarks. 

See Gleaning Summit Agenda for more information.

Fernbrook Farms, Chesterfield  Tuesday, Sept 20
Farmers Against Hunger Day with New Jersey American Water Chesterfield Wednesday, Sept 21

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