Gleaning to combat food insecurity: The considerations and implications behind an organized gleaning effort
This presentation will focus on the considerations and logistics behind starting a gleaning effort, as well as the positive impact of gleaning on food insecurity if incorporated into local farming culture.
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related nursing
Public health or related public policy
Define the concept of gleaning. Explain the role of surplus in current farming methods. Discuss ways to utilize surplus to to feed populations in need. Describe the facets of organized gleaning. Identify core characteristics needed in forming a gleaning organization/effort. Discuss implications of gleaning in food relief and in public health legislation.
Keyword(s): Food Security, Sustainability
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an RN with a Doctorate in Nursing Leadership and Public Health, with a focus on food access and sustainability. I am also on the Board of Directors for the Boston Area Gleaners and work directly with the organization both in the field and as part of the organizational structure.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.