We’re all about reducing waste and eliminating hunger.

The Urban Gleaners Story

In 2006, our founder Tracy Oseran discovered that hunger is not necessarily an issue of access, it is an issue of distribution. She and her two teenagers started talking to people in local restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries. Tracy began a local movement that has grown into a vibrant volunteer-powered organization feeding thousands of families every week by rescuing fresh, unsold food—made up of the region’s best ingredients, from hand-roasted coffee and organic produce to fried chicken, gourmet deli sandwiches, and gluten-free cookies.

We feed over 6,000 people every week through our school pantries, our summer free farmers markets, and our Mobile Markets at low-income housing communities. We collect and redistribute over 60,000 pounds of food every month. We know that gleaning alone is not going to solve our hunger problem. There are serious systemic issues facing us: widespread poverty, social injustice, and income inequality are just the start of it. But we can make a difference. Join us as a volunteer, a food donor, or with your financial support. Together, we can do a world of good.

100% of the profits from Tracy’s Small~Batch Granola go to support Urban Gleaners

Handmade here in Portland, this delicious granola features dried cherries and pecans. Find it at local Zupan’s, New Seasons, Whole Foods and Market of Choice stores. It’s also available online.

Contact Us

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For media inquiries, please email diana@urbangleaners.org

You can also reach us by phone at: 503-226-8061

Mailing Address:
Urban Gleaners
PO Box 6344
Portland, OR 97228

Physical Address (Warehouse):
Urban Gleaners
15 SE 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97214