How It Works

Rust Belt Harvest has the goal of gathering surplus fruit and vegetables and delivering it to our neighbors in need.

  • We partner with local farmers to pick up unsold or unpicked crops and organize gleaning events at the end of the season.

  • We schedule harvests with homeowners who want to share the fruit on their home grown fruit trees. One-third of the fruit is donated, one-third is enjoyed by the volunteer harvesters and one-third goes to the homeowner

  • We recruit volunteer pickers to harvest the fruit and vegetables or pick them up at local farmers markets.

  • We organize and oversee the harvesting and deliver the produce to local agencies.