The Society of St. Andrew finds farmers who allow their harvested fields to be gleaned, volunteers often from area churches and needy hungry folks.
The North Carolina Gleaning Network is salvaging eight to ten million pounds of fresh produce for the hungry each year. Gleaners work to salvage everything from strawberries to sweet potatoes to collard greens.
Most gleaning events take place on weekends where gleaners arrive in the fields around 8:00 a.m. and are on their way home by noon. Society of St. Andrew makes all arrangements with farmers, produce containers and food distribution. All that volunteer gleaners need to do is show up. Volunteer groups are encouraged to take food back to agencies or programs that they support in their local area.
People of all ages can glean. Gleaners should be able to bend over and should be able to bend and lift several pounds of produce.
You can watch the Society of St Andrew video here.
The Society of St. Andrew in North Carolina
Durham, NC 27702-5081