Salvation Farms Mission
We are a not for profit organization whose mission is to build increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management.
Salvation Farms is a proactive resource management organization driven by a vision to increase community food security, food independence, food access, food equality and food resilience in Vermont. We will build an innovative management system for our state’s agricultural surplus bounty. By engaging Vermonters with their local farms and food system we will ensure that Vermont grown food is available to everyone.
Our programs will facilitate statewide connectivity of the capture and movement of agricultural surplus fruit, vegetables and meat in Vermont, making them available to institutions and individuals who currently have limited access.
Why We Glean
“The United States produces 356 billion pounds of food annually. Of this annual total, 96 billion pounds is lost between production and consumption every year. This translates into 27 percent of the American food supply (Kantor et al. 1997).”
“The 96 billion pounds of wasted food could easily feed the 38 million people considered food-insecure in America (Nord et al. 2004).”
PO Box 1175
Morrisville, VT 05661