The Northwest Ohio Gleaning Project

Join Us: Volunteer!

Gleaning volunteers are students, senior citizens, businesspeople, stay-at-home parents and many other individuals who visit area farm fields and orchards to collect excess produce that is distributed by the Toledo Seagate Food Bank to area agencies, food pantries and soup kitchens who feed the hungry throughout northwest Ohio.

If you have a desire to work outside and are interested in helping feed the hungry, this is the project for you! No prior experience in gardening or farming is necessary.

For more information on how to volunteer, please view and download:

Northwest Ohio's Gleaning Project

Call us:

419.386.2006

Email us:

gleanerproject@gmail.com

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If you wish to volunteer at the Toledo Seagate Food Bank:

419.244.6996




Attacking Hunger…

Hunger is a community problem and can only be solved by the community. Attacking hunger is the first step to attacking poverty and building a better future for all. Offering fresh fruits and vegetables to the hungry ensures that families have access to nutritious food providing the nutrients that build strong bodies and minds; empowering young and old alike.


The Northwest Ohio Gleaning Project…

Gleaning is a second harvest that takes place when leftover crops are gathered and given to those who would otherwise not be able to afford them. The practice dates back to biblical times. Today, the charitable spirit of gleaning is alive and well as programs like the Northwest Ohio Gleaning Project connect volunteer harvesters (gleaners) with farmers and other food producers. The result – produce that would otherwise rot in the field is put to good use nourishing those who need it.

The Northwest Ohio Gleaning Project has had many opportunities to utilize excess produce and help the hungry. Here are some examples:


If you are a farmer or food producer…

Gleaning depends on generous farmers and businesses willing to donate what would otherwise go to waste. The cost to the farmer or food producer is nothing, the donation is tax-deductable, and the farmer has a clean field for next year. Farmers and producers who have produce to donate can contact the gleaning project via email or phone.

To donate produce or food products...

Call us:

419.386.2006

Email us:

gleanerproject@gmail.com


If you wish to volunteer as a gleaner…

The requirement to be a volunteer and glean is simply the desire to help the hungry.

To volunteer...

Call us:

419.386.2006

Email us:

gleanerproject@gmail.com

To receive gleaning event notifications by email:

Enter Your Email Address Here!

Follow us on Twitter:


Students can earn community service hours…

Many students have a requirement to do community service hours. This is an excellent way to earn hours and enjoy time in the sunshine.


What gleaners can expect…


If you cannot glean, there are other ways to help…

For those who cannot harvest produce in the field, there are other volunteer activities available at the Toledo Seagate Food Bank such as washing and packaging the fresh produce and packing food boxes.

If you wish to volunteer at the Toledo Seagate Food Bank...

Call:

419.244.6996

Connect:

www.theseagatefoodbank.org




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A message from Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur...

''Food needs are rising for many people across our community due to economic conditions. Therefore in mid-February, with over 100 community participants, we held our first City in a Garden forum to discuss how our area could plan, organize, and begin to meet this need effectively and sustainably. We aim to explore how expanded deployment of innovative growing systems can meet rising local food needs and better nutrition, particularly in food-short areas.''

''Experimental efforts with innovative growing systems have been underway for nearly two years across our region. Most importantly, these structures can be replicated in urban areas. Thank you for the work you do every day to help our community become more humane, livable and civil.''

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
US House of Representatives, 9th District - Ohio



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