Best Nonprofit

City Paper

5500 Harford Road, GatherBaltimore.org

Collect leftover food before it goes bad and give it to people who need it. A brilliant idea. That’s the MO of Gather Baltimore, the 2-year-old brainchild of OSI Fellow and Hamilton Crop Circle founder Arthur Morgan. Between farm gleanings and collecting leftovers from the JFX markets, Gather is single-handedly redistributing the Baltimore area’s surplus fruits, vegetables, and bread through faith communities, meal programs, and farm stands at Oliver and Pen Lucy. Week after week, for a small donation to cover costs (no one is ever turned away if they don’t have the cash), Gather gives 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of wholesome food to Baltimoreans who live in food deserts, the people who need it most.

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