Meet us on the farm!
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
2 people are interested
Join us at Parker Farms (1647 Kings Highway, Colonial Beach, VA 22443) to harvest broccoli and/or corn that would otherwise go to waste. Produced gleaned by volunteers is used to make nutritious meals that are sent out to 80 social service agencies around Washington, DC. Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the farm (arriving at the farm by 8:45am).
All volunteers must be 12 years or older. Volunteers should bring lots of water (it can get very hot in the fields). Plan to glean crops from 9am until noon or until the crop runs out.
Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (summer days can be very hot in the fields). Sunscreen is strongly recommended for all volunteers. Long socks or pants and gardening gloves are recommended for anyone who may experience skin irritation as a result of contact with plants.
We rely heavily on the hard work of volunteers in order to effectively serve our community. If you schedule a volunteer shift and DO NOT show up, DC Central Kitchen cannot serve the community to the best of our ability. All registered volunteers, including groups, must confirm their shift one week prior to the scheduled volunteer date. Registered volunteers will receive an email one week before their shift with confirmation instructions. Unconfirmed shifts will be cancelled 3 days prior to the scheduled shift in order to ensure DC Central Kitchen has enough volunteers to support our meal production.
Parker Farms1647 Kings HighwayColonial Beach, VA 22443
- People 55+
- 3 hours