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

Save to Favorites

MERCED COUNTY FOOD BANK

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 24 people are interested
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.

More opportunities with MERCED COUNTY FOOD BANK

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

Community Disaster Relief Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2000 W. Olive Ave.Merced, CA 95348

(37.318523,-120.5033)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours

Report this opportunity