Knox County Gleaners

Knox County Gleaners

Harvesting our Fields, Feeding our Neighbors

Harvesting our Fields, Feeding our Neighbors


Learn more about our organization, the non profit locations we work with and how you can help.


From harvesting crops to transporting produce, there are so many ways to help!

Volunteer Form

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We help farmers harvest their surplus crops to increase food security in Knox County.

Our volunteers work with local farmers, orchards, and backyard gardeners by collecting and distributing healthy local produce to food pantries and other food distribution sites. These efforts increase food security and decrease food waste.

Our Mission:

Gleaning produce to increase food security by harvesting surplus crops in Knox County

Our Vision:

Connecting Knox County farmers and neighbors in need with locally grown food

What We’ve Accomplished

In 2021, Knox County Gleaners:

  • Harvested, washed, and transported 22,183 pounds of food.
  • Distributed 88,732 servings, or $37,045 worth, of food.
  • Served 950 families throughout the season.
YearPoundsServingsValueFarmsDistribution LocationsVolunteersVolunteer Hours
20198,354 6961$13,951.00 5815153
202019,20876,112 $31,777.00 111812377
202122,18388,732 $37,045.00 172216604
2022 2022 harvest is underway, we are expecting another gretat year of providing fresh vegetables to our neighbors in Knox County.

Stay tuned to see the results of the 2022 harvest

Our Partners

We collaborate with very generous farms, orchards and growers in Knox County and beyond!
Learn more about our partners: