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Collect Boxes for Food Distribution!

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ORGANIZATION: Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 30 people are interested
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Help support a supply chain from farms to families in MA by collecting and donating boxes! This is an independent volunteer opportunity that requires a vehicle.

We rely on banana boxes to store and distribute farm-fresh produce to communities facing food insecurity. You can help by calling up your local grocery or pantry to arrange a pickup of boxes to donate. Anywhere that sells bananas will typically have some stock of leftover boxes.

Then, you can load up your vehicle with boxes and drop them off at our drop-off site in Acton--the front greenhouse at 91 Martin Street--at any time of day. Just be sure to log your donation on our sign-in sheet. We'll keep a running total of your donations and will be in touch to give you merch (stickers, tote bags, shirts) in recognition of your efforts!


Visit bostonareagleaners.org/boxes to learn more.

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About Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

Location:

91 Martin St., Acton, MA 01720, US

Mission Statement

Boston Area Gleaners is committed to supporting an equitable, just, and sustainable local food system. We fulfill our mission by building innovative partnerships with local organizations and businesses in order to bridge food distribution gaps, improve healthy food access, prevent on-farm food waste, and create new markets for locally grown produce. Our vision is to sustain a permanent agricultural supply chain that will improve the viability of local farms and the health of communities who have historically suffered from inequity in the food system.

Description

We need your help to assist us in harvesting, sorting, and packing fresh local produce for families facing food insecurity. No farming or gardening experience is necessary to join us on a project!

We partner with farms across eastern Massachusetts to harvest their surplus crops, and also host volunteers at our facility in Acton to sort and pack food for distribution. All of volunteer projects are supervised by our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

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

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

91 Martin StreetActon, MA 01720

(42.45407,-71.45965)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed

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