Mission & Purpose

Mission & Purpose

Ruth’s Gleanings empowers people in nutritional poverty by increasing access to healthy, fresh food.  We accomplish this by reclaiming excess food that would otherwise be discarded, then distributing it through partner organizations and emergency food providers to those who are economically disadvantaged and need it most.

Providing healthy, fresh food for those in the local community who are in nutritional poverty is accomplished through two avenues:  our gleaning program and FoodShare Spartanburg, our fresh food box program.

The gleaning program bridges the gap between food waste and nutritional poverty by rescuing excess fresh and healthy food and distributing it to those who need it.

FoodShare Spartanburg connects families and communities to fruits and vegetables by increasing access to affordable, fresh food.

Our fresh food programs address not only the hunger problem, but also the nutrition deficiency problem.  As a result, we are helping develop healthier families and communities.

Ruth's Gleanings, a 501(c)(3) organization

FEIN 82-4277688

147 Chapel Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303