Gleaning is a chance for volunteers to rescue produce from local farms that would otherwise go to waste.
Volunteers join Food Bank staff at participating local farms to help pick leftover produce after the farmers are done with harvesting. Volunteers as young as seven can participate in a glean. The minimum requirements are that volunteers be able to lift 20 pounds and are able to work in the field for the full three hours. Gleans are not pre-planned events and usually take place with only a couple of days’ notice.
Gleans happen on both the weekdays and weekends from June through December during the growing season. To get notified about gleaning opportunities, sign up for our Glean Alert emails HERE.
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