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Pack Grocery Boxes for Food-Insecure Residents

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Boston Area Gleaners, Inc.

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Lend a hand in expanding access to fresh, local food for families without reliable access to nutrition. Join us for a shift on a Wednesday or Thursday to help Boston Area Gleaners pack family-sized grocery boxes for local food panties and other community food access programs.

The Gleaners partner with farms to collect surplus crops and deliver to a network of local food programs serving communities across Massachusetts. These box distributions not only give community agencies a supply of food to give to residents, but also provide a safe and efficient way to deliver that food to families in consideration of COVID-19 precautions.

No experience is necessary! All volunteers are trained on each project by experienced staff. Our volunteer activities have strict healthy and safety protocols as well as COVID-19 precautions.

To Register: Visit our website (www.bostonareagleaners.org) and click "Get Involved," then follow the links to register as a volunteer. Once you registered your name, we will email you whenever there are volunteer opportunities. You can check our upcoming projects via the Volunteer page on our website (updated every week). Grocery box packing is always scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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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.

Environment
Health & Medicine
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

91 Martin StreetActon, MA 01720

(42.45407,-71.45965)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 13
  • Shifts are typically 3 hours long, falling on either a morning shift (9am-12pm) or an afternoon shift (1pm-4pm)

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