GleanSLO program Resources

GleanSLO's Flickr photo catalogue

Browse our collection of photos from gleans through the years!

The GleanSLO Newsletter

Each month, GleanSLO staff share updates and news through our mailing list. Additionally you can opt-in for a weekly notification of our upcoming volunteer opportunities. To see previous newsletters we released you can check out our website here.

GleanSLO's Instagram and Facebook pages

Follow us on social media for updates on what we're up to, volunteer opportunities, and more.

The GleanSLO Blog

Check out our blog for stories, write ups, and interviews.

The SLO Food Bank

GleanSLO is a program of the SLO Food Bank. The Mission of the SLO Food Bank is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.

Waste Reduction Resources

ReFED's Food Waste Monitor

ReFED is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss and waste across the U.S. food system by advancing data-driven solutions. This Food Waste Monitor provides comprehensive insights into food waste in the United States, as well as a directory of solution providers and tools for calculating the impact of various food waste mitigation tactics.

Save the Food

Put out by the National Resources Defense Council, the Save the Food campaign is a comprehensive resource for minimizing your food waste by providing guidance on storange, cooking, planning, and interactive educational tools to measure the cost of food waste.

Backyard Harvest's Kitchen Produce Guide

This produce guide by Backyard Harvest will teach you the basics of how to cook or prepare just about any fruit or vegetable you can imagine!

Falling Fruit

Falling Fruit is a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets. By quantifying this resource on an interactive map, Falling Fruit hopes to facilitate intimate connections between people, food, and the natural organisms growing in our neighborhoods.

Local Food System Resources

SLO Food System Coalition

The San Luis Obispo Food System Coalition is a collaborative network that brings together many sectors to promote a sustainable food system that is equitable, profitable, resilient, and health promoting in the County of San Luis Obispo.

SLO County Farmer's Market directory

This directory of farmers markets includes times and locations for markets throughout SLO County! And many markets now accept EBT! You can see more info on this on facebook.

The SLO County Food Systems Atlas

The SLO County Food Systems Atlas is "an overview of inter-related aspects of the food system of SLO County from a resilience and sustainability perspective" written by Cal Poly professor Ellen Burke.

SLO's Master Gardeners

The UC Master Gardeners of San Luis Obispo County offer a variety of programs to teach sustainable landscape practices to the gardening public with educational programs, public events, and community projects.

Master Food Preservers

The mission of the Master Preserver Program is to teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California.

One Cool Earth

One Cool Earth believes that every child deserves a place to grow. We create amazing school gardens that power healthy, happy, smart youth.

California Rare Fruit Growers

The Central Coast chapter of the CRFG is an organization seeking to informally bring rare fruits to public notice in a variety of ways. CCCRFG hosts monthly meetings and various events including an annual pruning workshop open to both members and general public!

Other Resources

The National Gleaning Project

Visit the NGP website for a omprehensive map of gleaning and food recovery organizations throughout the country. The national gleaning project is a project of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, which supports scholars, practitioners, and students in producing innovative research and legal tools for use by the food and agriculture community.



GleanSLO is a partner of OutsideinSLO because we believe what we choose to eat matters to our health and our climate. OutsideInSLO is the first public health campaign linking climate change and health impacts in California. The goal of OutsideInSLO is to educate the community on the connections between climate change and health while empowering the community to make healthy choices which have multiple benefits.

“We at the SLO Food Bank take climate change seriously by rescuing safe food that would go to the landfill and gleaning fresh produce locally through GleanSLO. It's part of our mission to help build a healthier community." - Carl Hansen, CEO Food Bank Coalition of SLO County