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We redirect or "glean" local produce from farms, farmers markets, home gardens, and orchards and deliver it to charitable organizations and school lunch programs in Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and Santa Maria. All at no charge to the recipients.

2staged Group VeggieRescue
  • VeggieRescue Law

    Good Samaritan

    United States “Good Samaritan” Law Liability Issues On October 1, 1996, President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals. This new law makes it easier …

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  • VeggieRescue Home

    Home Gleaning

    Do you have an excess of fruit on your trees or vegetables in your Garden? Contact us We are a non-profit group of volunteers who redirect excess fruit and vegetables from local farms, farmers markets, home gardens, and orchards and deliver them, at no charge, …

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  • Farms VeggieRescue


    Thank you to our produce suppliers Apple Lane Farm El Rancho Market Ellwood Canyon Farms Finley Farms Organic Mission Nueva Farms Midland Farm Gardens Nojoqui Farms Roots Farm Solvang Bakery Solvang Farmers Market Tamai Farm The Garden of… Goleta Farmer’s Market Fair Hill Farms Burkdoll …

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  • SeniorCenter VeggieRescue


    BUELLTON SENIOR CENTER • Meals on Wheels, senior lunch program and Cool Veggie refrigerator program CASA ESPERANZA • Santa Barbara Homeless Shelter NOAH’S ANGHORAGE • Food program for children at risk shelter SANTA BARBARA RESCUE MISSION • Transitional Living Program and homeless food program SALVATION ARMY SM • Lunch Program SALVATION ARMY SB …

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  • Bunch Carrots VeggieRescue


    What Is Gleaning? Gleaning has been around for thousands of years. See Wikipedia …….. In recent years there has been a rebirth of local gleaning groups across our nation and around the world. In the US there are the large national organizations addressing hunger and …

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