A program that provides healthy food to vulnerable populations in our community.

Cooking for the Community
Food and gleaned local produce is made into meals or shelf stable food and donated Altrusa House, NWTC Shared Harvest, The Fridge and Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA food pantries to mitigate food waste and feed our community.

Click HERE to volunteer

Just how much food have we donated to fight food insecurity in Greater Green Bay?
July 2023 to June 2024= 6846 pounds

Rooted In Growing

Our garden at the Brown County Community Gardens is planted.
Want to volunteer to help at our garden this summer?
Produce grown in our garden goes to feed our community

Click HERE to sign up

The Glean Team

What does volunteering for our Glean Team project mean?

Gleaning is simply the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, state/county fairs, or any other sources in order to provide it to those in need.

Our Glean Team is a multi-prong project:
1. We are looking for donors who would like to provide excess produce or food.

2. Volunteers to pick up and transport excess produce/food to Rooted In’s office at Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA 330 S. Broadway St. Green Bay, WI 54303.

3. Volunteers to help clean and sort rescued produce at our office for redistribution to our food pantry partners

4. Volunteers to redistribute gleaned produce to food pantry partners.

Click HERE to sign up!

If you are interested in supporting our program financially, visit our donate page HERE or contact our Executive Director, Selena Darrow at: selena@rootedininc.org

Why Fighting Food Waste and Feeding our Community is Important

ReFED is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending food loss and waste by advancing data-driven solutions. With their holistic view of the food system, they are working to achieve a 50% food waste reduction in accordance with the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. They are doing it by fostering informed action – action that’s driven by solutions to specific challenges, that’s grounded in data, that’s targeted to where it can benefit the most, and that’s coordinated across multiple stakeholders and evaluated to ensure success.

Rooted In is pleased to share their resource with the Greater Green Bay community. We use their data to guide our Nourishment for All program so, collaboratively, we can solve the food waste problem and divert excess food to those who are hungry in our community.

ReFED Insights Engine

An online hub for data and solutions featuring the most comprehensive examination of food loss and waste in the United States – includes the Food Waste Monitor, Solutions Database, Solution Provider Directory, Impact Calculator, Capital Tracker, and Policy Finder.

Link to Insights Engine HERE.

ReFED 2023 Annual Report

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Gleaning Community Gardens- Oct 2023