UMaine Extension mentioned in Forecaster article on gleaning

The Forecaster reported the Cumberland County Food Security Council recently received a $25,000 grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Healthy Food Fund to help expand its gleaning program, which provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables to about 12 local food aid organizations. Through the first couple years of the initiative, the food council has gleaned more than 15,000 pounds of produce from seven area farms, according to the article. The food council also works with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Gleaning Network, among others, which provide expertise and food distribution help, the article states.