At House of Hope, we pride ourselves on offering nutritious options and fresh produce in all four of our Client Choice food pantries. One of the ways we secure produce is by participating in gleaning during the winter and spring months through a partnership with CROS Ministries. Gleaning is harvesting the produce remaining after a field has been professionally picked. This produce is considered below market grade which means it might be smaller or larger than what supermarkets consider “shelf-worthy” but it is still just as nutritious! Once harvested, the produce is distributed to our pantries instead of being plowed back into the soil. Without volunteers, we are unable to participate and we need all the help we can get! This is a great event for groups and families as children 5 and up are welcome to participate.
You must pre-register to participate! For questions or more information, contact Lauren Mustelier, volunteer manager, at (772) 286-4673 ext. 1004 or by emailing Lauren@hohmartin.org.
Where & When: All gleaning takes place in western Palm City, FL from 8:45am – noon. For available dates, use drop down menu within the signup form:
Please note: There are no absolute guarantees that you will be able to glean on the day that you have chosen. You, like the farmers, are depending on the weather and growing conditions of the season. Regrettably, dry or wet weather may affect the availability and condition of the produce. Rain on the day of or the days immediately preceding the planned gleaning may cause the field to be too wet for vehicles to access the field or even for people by foot. It is a good idea to have one or two rain dates in mind, so we can reschedule if you are unable to glean on the planned date.
You must pre-register to participate! If you have questions or would like to register for gleaning, use our convenient sign up form by clicking here.
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