Volunteer to pick/glean fresh food for "Picking for Purpose"


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2000 W. Olive Ave.Merced, CA 95348
Picking for Purpose


Help fight hunger in Merced County by volunteering with "Picking for Purpose!"

Many commercial growers and private homeowners have fruit trees, or entire orchards and fields that produce more fresh fruit or vegetables than they can harvest. We invite them to register their crops online. Donations are tax deductible. (Some California growers may be eligible for a 10% tax credit.)

MMCFB staff organize harvests and train volunteers to gather the fresh produce. Volunteers sign up online (http://mercedgleaning.org/volunteer.php), checking off a liability waiver that protects crop owners.

The produce collected is distributed by the Food Bank to our neighbors in need through our network of non-profit agency partners and direct food programs like Senior Brown Bag Program and Emergency Food Assistance Program.


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 hours

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