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Volunteer to Get Farm-Fresh Food to Families!

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Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 58 people are interested
Volunteers gleaning crops for hunger relief
These volunteers are picking radishes.

Join us in harvesting surplus crops from farms to families in eastern Massachusetts! We organize weekly volunteer trips to farms in eastern MA to harvest and sort through their donated produce. No experience is necessary! All volunteers are trained on each trip to safely and properly harvest and handle the produce.

To Register: Visit our website (www.bostonareagleaners.org) and click "Get Involved".
Once you are registered, we will email you whenever there are gleaning opportunities. You can check our upcoming trips via the Volunteer page on our website.
During our busy season (August through December), we typically glean Thursday-Monday. There can be anywhere from 1-3 trips per day in both the AM and PM. Trips are 2-3 hours long, which does not include driving time to and from the farm.

Volunteers are able to help out whenever their schedule allows. Once trips are posted, you can choose to go on whatever outing fits your own availability.

Looking forward to having you out with us this season!

Please note: We have revamped our trip safety protocols in consideration of COVID-19. While things may look a bit different this year, we remain committed to the work of on-farm food rescue and to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for our volunteers. Please visit our website for more details!

More opportunities with Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

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About Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

Location:

240 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452, US

Mission Statement

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need. We deliver high quality, local produce to pantries and meal programs by working closely with local farmers, providing volunteer labor to harvest what would otherwise be plowed under. To learn more about our work, please visit our website.

Description

When farmers have surplus produce that they would like to donate, they contact our Gleaning Coordinators and we organize staff-supervised volunteer trips to go out to those farms and harvest and/or sort through storage crops. All of the produce that we glean from farms is donated to our partner hunger relief agencies.

Interested volunteers are encouraged to sign up on our website. Farmers interested in donating to us can also do so on our website.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Boston AreaWaltham, MA 02452

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Nutrition
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Gardening

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • 2-3 hours (not including drive time to/from farm)
  • Enjoys the outdoors, likes to get their hands dirty and appreciates hard work!

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