Gleaning Farm-Fresh Food For Those in Need
Reducing Food Waste and Food Insecurity
A Project of the Foodshed Alliance
Pay-What-You-Can Community Dinners
LocalShare Community Dinners are a celebration of the idea that local naturally grown food should be accessible to all people in our community, regardless of means. Uniquely, the cost to attend these dinners is “Pay What You Can.” We simply say, “Give more if you can, less if you can’t. No one is turned away for lack of funds.” This approach makes it comfortable for all members in our community to attend with guests from all economic backgrounds literally breaking bread together. For many, it is the first introduction to what organic food is, while for others it is a way to give back to the community. For everyone, it is a wonderful meal and a joyous time out.
- LocalShare invites local gardeners and farmers to donate extra organic and naturally grown food. Volunteer chefs and servers organize community meals with that food.
- These community meals, open to all on a pay-what-you-can basis, are a celebration of community, offered on three or four times a year.
- Any food not used by the community meals are donated to food pantries.