Do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor... (Leviticus 23:22)
Gleaning Fields Accelerator is a community development private equity program model. Local Partners develop, own and operate accelerator programs supporting employment social enterprise and employee co-op conversions through operating business acquisition, expansions and community franchise models with a focus on training and hiring of hard to employ populations. Jubilee Impact Fund provides capital, structuring and other support for the employment social enterprises.
In the Bible, the harvest field was to be allowed to be worked by the poor, the alien, the orphan and the widow. This “gleaning” reminds all people that dignified work reflects that people are made to work and care for God’s creation and limits profit making so the poor can provide for themselves to live in and contribute to a safe and flourishing community.