Awards and Recognition


GleanSLO Expands into North SLO County, news story.


Students Seeking Sustainable Produce Look Beyond the Grocery Store, Mustang News, , news story, March, 2020

Now more than ever, we should be supporting SLO County's small organic farms, New Times, news story, February 27th, 2020

Hearst Castle has 100 acres of breathtaking gardens. Here’s how crews keep the landscape lush, The Tribune, article, February 20, 2020

It's citrus season, and while most fruit tree owners are willing to share their abundance, ask before you take, New Times, news story, February 6, 2020


SLO's climate action plan calls for 10,000 new trees and lots of electric vehicles, The Tribune, news story, December 6, 2019

The joy of spending your golden years volunteering, The Week, article, April 9, 2019

DIY with classes at the UC Cooperative Extension in gardening and food preservation, New Times, news story, April 4, 2019

Justin Winery awards 100k to local non-profits, Paso Robles Daily News, news story April 3, 2019


San Luis Obispo's City Farm preserves fertile farmland and a 'signature landscape', KCBX,news story, October 20, 2018

Truck Mandate, KSBY, news story, May 14,2018

Wine, Waves Beyond, KSBY, news story, May 7,2018

Wine, Waves Beyond, KCOY, news story, May 3, 2018

Wine, Waves Beyond, KSBY, news story, May 3, 2018

Wine, Waves Beyond, New Times, news story, May 3, 2018

Nourishing, New Times, news story, April 18,2018


Cal Poly Students, provide fall bounty for GleanSLO, KSBY, news story, November 15, 2017

Farmers, volunteers collect surplus produce to give to the hungry, KSBY, news story, October 16, 2017

GleanSLO harvests to allay hunger, KCBX, news story, October 9, 2017

Sign up to pick a bumper crop, New Times, news story, June 29, 2017

GleanSLO partners with UC Master Gardeners, blog, news story, June 7, 2017

GleanSLO rescuing local produce, KEYT, news story, May 30, 2017

Rabobank donates $10,000, Tribune, news story, May 19, 2017

Interview with SLO Clean Air, podcast, May 09, 2017

Feeding America Food Rescue, video, April 21st, 2017

Niner Wine Estates Donates $11,400 , PR Newswire, news story, January 05, 2017


GleanSLO donates 1 million pounds, Tribune, news story, December 20, 2016

SLO Food Bank to offer more fresh produce thanks to major grant, news story, KSBY, September 1st, 2016

Wine Waves & Beyond Gives Back, Coast News, news story, August 25, 2016

Ugly Food Month at Bethel Lutheran Church seeks to stem the tide of food waste, news story, New Times, August 3rd, 2016

Giving Back to the Community at the Downtown SLO Farmers' Market, news story, Tolosa Press, June 2, 2016

Good News for GleanSLO..., news story, SLO Tribune, May 27, 2016

Senior Farmers Market supplies seniors with fresh produce, article by Katherine Worsham, KSBY, May 24, 2016

Barrel to Barrel Benefits GleanSLO, news story, Tolosa Press, May 4, 2016

Volunteers Harvest Food for Needy Families Through Glean SLO Program, television news story, Dave Alley, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Reporter, April 21, 2016

GleanSLO: Reclaiming the county's forgotten produce, one pick at a time, article by Hayley Thomas, New Times SLO, March 16, 2016


Local Farming Company Helps Give Food to Families in Need, News Story by KSBY, October 24, 2015

Food for thought: It doesn't take much to help hungry in Cambria, The Cambrian, Dianne Brooke, June 3, 2015

Trabia Farms opens sensory garden, exploratorium, Paso Robles Daily News, Heather Young, April 22, 2015

Waste not, want not: GleanSLO turns leftover produce into meals in the making, New Times SLO, Jono Kinkade, January 2015


Good News! photograph of Niner Wine Estates donating $6,300 to GleanSLO, San Luis Obispo Tribune, December 4, 2014

GleanSLO: A step toward a better society, article, The Eagle Times-Arroyo Grande High School News, by Annika Mancini, November 19, 2014

Gathering for Good No Crop Left Behind, article, San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau Magazine, Commemorative Issue, by Katy Budge, November 2014

Squeezed by drought, farmer donates avocado harvest to the hungry, article, San Luis Obispo Tribune by Kaytlyn Leslie, July 22, 2014

GleanSLO helps savage crops that would otherwise go to waste due to drought, news story on KSBY News by Olivia DeGennaro, July 19, 2014 

SLO saves drought stricken avocados, news story by KEYT - KCOY - KKFX News by Nataly Tavidian, July 19, 2014

Glean to Give, article by Diana Melero in Cal Poly University Ag Circle Magazine, page 20-21, Spring 2014 edition

GleanSLO Wants Your Excess Fruits and Vegetables, news story on KSBY News by Connie Tran, May 16, 2014, article

GleanSLO volunteers keep crops from going to waste, article, San Luis Obispo Tribune by Katy Budge, March 26, 2014

Saving Fruit in SLO, news story on KCOY Central Coast News by Nataly Tavidian, March 8, 2014

$446 Award from Promega Bioscience photograph Corporate matching funds from the Promega Produce Swap! March 2014

Backyard Bounty to Feed Hungry, article Page 13 in SLO City News by Theresa-Marie Wilson, March 2014

Fruit Falling article, New Times by Trever Dias, March 6, 2014

Good News! photograph, Evan Jenkins donating produce from his Fruit Drive, San Luis Obispo Tribune, March 6, 2014

Meet GleanSLO, Radio Interview, Q104.5 Radio-Up and Adam in the Morning, March 7, 2014

Gearing up to Glean, article, North County Farmers' Market Newsletter, February 2014

GleanSLO, article, SLO Coast Journal by Greg Ellis, January 2014


Harvesting apples for the Food Bank, article, San Luis Obispo Tribune by David Middlecamp, September 21, 2013

Community Foundation San Luis Obispo awards $3,400 to GleanSLO, photograph, San Luis Obispo Tribune, September 21, 2013

GleanSLO rescues food, feeds the hungry, article, Atascadero News by Creig P. Sherburne, July 19, 2013

Central San Joaquin Valley gleaning programs see resurgence, article, Fresno Bee, July 19, 2013

SARP/NCWS Staff Give Back with GleanSLO, article, on Edhat, June 6, 2013

Más de 1,000 voluntarios en la Costa Central espigan productos agricolas y luego se los donan a los necesitados article [Spanish] [English], Santa Maria Times by Jennifer Best, February 11, 2013

GleanSLO Helps Feed the Hungry, news video, KCOY television, April 2013

Gleaning the County's Bounty for the County's Hungry, article, Casa Festiva website by Katy Budge, April 3, 2013

Two tons of Hearst Castle oranges to go to the needy, article, San Luis Obispo Tribune by Kathe Tanner, March 13, 2013

Backyard Fruit, letter to the editor in the San Luis Obispo Tribune by Jahan Ramezani, February 21, 2013

More than 1,000 Central Coast volunteers pick produce, then donate it to needy, article, Santa Maria Times by Jennifer Best, February 11, 2013

GleanSLO, article, Edible San Luis Obispo by Greg Ellis, February 2013

$768 Award from The Cliffs Resort & Marisol's Karmic Pizza event, January 2013


Within Reach..., article, San Luis Obispo Country Magazine Volume 40 Issue 4, Winter 2011-2012

Good News! photograph of Congregation Ohr Tzafon donating to the Food Bank, San Luis Obispo Tribune, November 29, 2012

Good News! photograph of GleanSLO and Mission Prep High School Students, San Luis Obispo Tribune, November 14, 2012

$1,000 Award from the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, May 2012

$1,000 Award from Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak, March 2012

Good Clean fun: Harvesting in SLO, article, Bambu Batu Newsletter by Momatus, January 1, 2012


Chew on this, article, New Times by Kathy Johnston, December 21, 2011

Keeping it Fresh, on KCBX Public Radio Chef/Host Charles Myers interviews Carl Hansen, executive director of the Food Bank Coalition, then goes to glean apples with GleanSLO. December 2011

Recipient of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo County's Community Outreach Offering- For making a real difference in our community, especially in the lives of those who don't always have healthy, fresh food to eat...[and] continuing to increase food security and decrease agricultural waste in our county. December 2011

Bouquets and Brickbats: SLO can handle own affairs, thanks, Editorial in the San Luis Obispo Tribune, October 27, 2011

Gleaning Meeting, press release published online October 24, 2011

For GleanSLO, no food is left behind, article, San Luis Obispo Tribune by Julia Hickey, October 23, 2011

Gleaning Possibilities, article in The Leaflet-California Rare Fruit Grower's Newsletter by Carolyn Eicher, January-February 2011

Recipient of 2010-2011 Innovation Award from United Way of San Luis Obispo County- Recognized a local non-profit organization for creative approaches and programs that provide value to the SLO County community in areas of education, income and health.


Backyard Harvest's flyer for the first Community Fruit Collection with California Rare Fruit Growers sponsored by SLO Grown Kids, February 2010

Backyard Harvest Chapter Gains New Momentum, article , Edible San Luis Obispo by Katy Budge, Spring 2010

Giving, Donating and Supporting Part I, article in Fruit Gardener- California Rare Fruit Growers by Joe Sabol, November & December 2010