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CLC program donated 14,000 pounds of food to community

Through the Central Lakes College Gleaning Program, 14,458 pounds of food was donated to local communities in 2015.

The Gleaning Program started after the college’s Ag & Energy Center received a Hunger Free Minnesota grant in Spring 2015 to better utilize research products around local foods initiatives.


Donations include:

1000 pounds to food shelves including:

(Community Gardens Youth Program)

·      Motley
·      Staples
·      Sebeka
·      Browerville
·      Long Prairie
38 pounds to Weight Watchers
50 pounds to church in Motley
57 pounds to church in Staples
139 bushels of apples to community
300 dozen ears of sweet corn FFA used
500 pounds of produce to food shelf from the high tunnel
25 dozen ears of corn to Farm to school
1000 ears of sweet corn for Railroad Days in Staples

90 dozen ears for CLC Student Senate


Total of 14,458 pounds of food gleaned and donated for local communities.


CLC’s partners in the Gleaning Program include: Region Five, Community Corrections, Living Legacy Gardens, CLC Ag & Energy Center, Sprout Food Hub, Staples Motley FFA, Staples Lions and CLC Student Senate.

As a result of this initiative, CLC has continued its partnership with Region Five, Lakewood Health System, and Sprout Food Hub to be the recipients of a $500,000 Bush Foundation award.

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