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Rescuing Nature's Bounty for the Benefit of Our Community

The GleanSLO Vision

Through the act of harvesting and sharing food, we connect and nourish our community to build stronger relationships and a deeper appreciation for our food.

Don't Have Time To Help?

Consider donating to GleanSLO using our wishlist!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 12th 2PM-4PM
GleanSLO Community Appreciation Event
Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156 Sierra Way SLO

Saturday, June 25th 3PM-7PM
Pollination Festival
SLO Grange Hall, 2880 Broad St. SLO

August 26th-28th
Festival of Fruit, hosted by California Rare Fruit Growers
San Luis Obispo, CA
More info here
We need your help leading backyard harvests!

Did you know we've had twice as many new site registrations in the first six months of 2016 as we had in 2015?! Help us continue to rescue the bounty for our county’s hungry neighbors by volunteering to be a harvest leader! Email Volunteer Coordinator Emily Wilson for more information on how to get involved.

Stay Connected!

We Want Your Feedback! 

Questions? Concerns? Great Stories? Photos? Send 'em our way! We'd love to hear from you about what we're doing well, how we could do better, ideas you have or experiences you've had with GleanSLO. 
Donate Now!
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Thank you
to our recent 
produce donors!

Dragon Springs Farm
Trabia Farms
Talley Farms
Saturday Templeton Farmers Market
Gary Faucette
Thursday SLO Market
L & C Smith Groves
Island Farms
Sally Woelper
Firstfruits Farm
Dan Melton SLO VEG
Rosalyn Parsons
Donna Silva
Creekside Avocados
Rob Mcdonald
Duncan Family Farms
Scott & Susan Pigeon
Stephanie Ricceri of Tierra Nueva Cohousing
Ikeda Brothers
Pat & Tom Muran
Cal Poly Horticulture & Crops Science Unit
Check out our upcoming gleans!
Visit the GleanSLO Harvest Calendar










Help Us Improve GleanSLO!

Your feedback to our survey helps us keep GleanSLO moving in the right direction!
Whether you're a first time gleaner, long time veteran, homeowner, grower, or GleanSLO secret admirer- we want to hear what you have to say. Results from the survey will be shared on the GleanSLO website.
Join us TODAY AND TOMORROW in urging Gov. Brown to make room in the state budget for the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit.

The current tax credit will expire at the end of the year! In order to support farmers who donate, and low income families who benefit from those donations, we MUST preserve this tax credit to keep agricultural donations flowing into the Food Bank--THIS INCLUDES GLEANS!!!

Here's how you can help:

Call Governor Brown's office directly at (916) 445-2841 and ask him for his commitment to ending hunger in our state by supporting the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit. 
If you are unable to get through due to repeated busy signals, or if its easier, email him directly at with the following message:

SUBJECT: Support The Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit in the Budget


Dear Governor Brown,

Please support the Farm to Food Bank Tax Credit that helps farmers donate to food banks.


Tea in the Garden this Sunday!

GleanSLO is having a garden party for you!

In honor of our dedicated community of volunteers, donors, and community members that make our program possible, we're hosting a garden party on Sunday, June 12th from 2PM-4PM at the Garden of the Seven Sisters in SLO (2156 Sierra Way)! We would love for you to join us for tea, snacks, garden tours, sunshine, good company, and more. To RSVP, click the link in our harvest calendar, or email Emily Wilson at

Carpool with Us!

SLO's iRideshare makes carpooling to the next glean simple and easy!

GleanSLO is dedicated to reducing our footprint wherever possible so we've utilized iRideshare to make carpooling simple for gleaners. Using iRideshare, you can host or join an existing carpool, cutting costs for you and reducing emissions for everyone. For our larger or more distant gleans, you will find GleanSLO iRideshare link in the post-signup information for select gleans. Try it out and let us know what you think!

Berry Season Begins!

Summer means berries abound and an abundance of avocados.

We've finally made it to summer, which means blueberry gleans(!) and strawberry flats flooding the farmers' markets. Here's a few (40, actually) "berry tasty" recipes for you to start your summer with:
*Note: Strawberries, raspberries - or any other berry for that matter - would work well substituted for blueberries in these recipes.

As for those avocados- improve your guacamole game HERE 
*Note: If you don't have access to farmers market tomatoes for this, try adding your favorite locally produced salsa instead.
And for the more adventurous type: avocados aren't quite ripe yet? Check out this innovative recipe for "avocado pickles."

Food System Coalition of SLO

The one-stop resource for all your local food system needs!

The SLO County Food System Coalition is a network of organizations and community representatives working to create a sustainable food system that is equitable, profitable, resilient, and health-promoting. Representatives from farming, fishing, ranching, consumers, social services, environment, public health, nutrition, education, government, and others participate in the coalition. The coalition was founded in 2011 through the work of a USDA Hunger-Free Communities grant and expanded with the support of a USDA Community Food Project grant. Membership is open to anyone willing to attend quarterly meetings and work groups.

The coalition meets quarterly, and has four active work groups focusing on:
  • CalFresh Participation - How can we increase local participation rates and expand the number of farmers' markets that accept EBT?
  • Food Hub - How can we connect local food producers with local institutional buyers?
  • Farm-to-School - How can we improve children's access to and understanding of the food system?
  • Community Cafes - How can we establish a network of local restaurants to provide a sliding scale meal for each day of the month?

The next quarterly meeting is Tuesday, July 19 from 4-6pm at the UCCE auditorium at 2156 Sierra Way, SLO.  

For more information, visit or email


GleanSLO is a program of the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County | 
Copyright © 2014 GleanSLO, All rights reserved.

Mailing address:
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, Attn: GleanSLO
P.O. Box 2070
Paso Robles, CA 93447

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