Is Gleaning For The World a non-profit organization?

Yes, Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. (View IRS 501(c)(3) notice | Download PDF | 2.8 Mb)

Is Gleaning For The World affiliated with any denomination?

No, Gleaning For The World, Inc., is an independent, non-denominational organization.

How much money is spent on administrative costs?

Gleaning For The World strives to keep costs to a minimum, using only one percent of the estimated value of the
product we donate each year for administration.

What is gleaning?

Gleaning is an Old Testament concept from the book of Ruth which refers to the sharing of one’s wealth. In Old
Testament times, people were permitted to reap the leftover grain around the sides of the field after the harvest and
give it to the widows. The gleaning concept was — and still is — one way God’s people can share with those in
need.

What types of products do you glean?

We glean a variety of products from many sources. For example:

  • Product overruns and seconds from businesses.
  • Products that do not meet quality control standards (i.e., wrong color, fragrance)
  • Products offered in government auctions
  • Products damaged in shipping and handling that are still usable.
  • Products with packaging or labeling changes.
  • Medical supplies and equipment from hospitals and medical centers when they upgrade to new technology.

What do you do with the products?

We warehouse and prepare the products for shipment to mission and humanitarian aid organizations working in the
U.S. and around the world.

In what areas of the world do you work?
We will serve the poor wherever there is a need. To date, Gleaning For The World has sent shipments to many U.S. states and more than 55 countries on five continents, including:

Albania
Algeria
Angola
Armenia
AzerbaijanBelize
Brazil
Cameroon
China
Congo
CubaDominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Ghana
Grenada

Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
India

Indonesia
Iraq
Ivory Coast
Jamaica

Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz RepublicLiberia
MalawiMyanmar
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Panama
Peru

Philippines
Portugal
The Republic of Georgia
Romania
Russia
Senegal

Sierra Leone
Sri Lanka
St. Lucia
Sudan
Thailand
Trinidad

Ukraine
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zimbabwe

What mission/humanitarian groups do you work with?
We partner with many organizations around the world including:

American Health AllianceAmerican Nicaraguan Foundation
Anchor of Hope Missions
Archbishop’s House of St. Lucia
Bless The Children
Caritas Arquido Censana
Counterpart International

Eglise da la Foundation Evangelique
Equipping The Saints
Faith Bible Fellowship
Feed The Children
Food For The Hungry
Food For The Poor

Haiti Children

Health Care Organization for Africa
Health Horizons International
Indonesia Relief Organization
International Red Cross
Messengers Of MercyMission Caribe
Organization of Haitians
Perpetual Help
St. Andrews R.C. Church
The Cathedral
UMCOR

Urbanizacion Santa Elena
REACH
World Help