The mission of Inland Valley Hope Partners’ Gleaning HOPE Program is to salvage fresh fruits and vegetables from our neighbors in the surrounding communities. With your help we provide a gleaning crew that will travel to residences and glean (pick) the fruits and vegetables. The harvest is taken directly to our food banks in Claremont, San Dimas, Ontario, and Pomona. This program provides the homeless and hungry with fresh produce that often is not affordable to them.
Since its inception in 2011, Gleaning HOPE has gleaned over 50,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables, and anyone THAT ENJOYS BEING OUTDOORS is welcome. We're looking for groupings of 3-5 volunteers to work together. We usually have our gleaning assignments on Fridays (any time) & Saturday mornings between 7am-11am.
If you have a truck or SUV, volunteers are also needed to help deliver the harvest to the pantries. To learn more about this program please check our blog at http://gleaninghope.wordpress.com/
Please sign up at volunteermatch.org. or for more information call the Volunteer Coordinator at 909-622-3806 X 108 or email Vcoordinator@inlandvalleyhopepartners.org *remember to include your contact number.
Please note: Although this is a year-round program, our volunteer needs are based on the gleaning needs; spring is our busiest time, late summer through winter is slower.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Have a Blessed Day
The Mission of Inland Valley Hope Partners' is to bring together churches, individuals, businesses and community groups to ensure the empowerment of people in need, by providing food, shelter and supportive services. We Believe... In the worth and dignity of every person. We are all connected in the human family. God calls us to serve one another. In empowering people. In the value of working together.
Inland Valley Hope Partners' is a nonprofit organization that began in1968 as the Inland Valley Council of Churches. They realized more needed to be done within the Inland Valley Community to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless. They now operate four Food Pantries, a Family Residential Emergency Shelter, and a Pomona Valley Certified Farmers' Market in the East end of Los Angeles County and the West end of San Bernardino County.
We serve more than 75,000 children, men, and women through our four food pantries, located in Pomona, Ontario, San Dimas and Claremont, the "Our House" emergency shelter and the Pomona Valley Certified Farmers' Market. We promote food drives, toy drives, and fund-raising campaigns aimed at giving individuals and families meals to bolster their health and spirits. Our goal is to find a home for individuals, couples, families, and children who have none, and to feed those who are hungry.