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Glean Food in the Upper Valley for Hunger Relief

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ORGANIZATION: WILLING HANDS ENTERPRISES

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"Gleaning" is the time-honored tradition of sharing the extra food left in a field after the harvest. Willing Hands gleaners visit local partner farms and orchards to collect fresh vegetables, berries, apples and mixed produce directly from the fields.

In addition to pop-up gleans throughout the harvest season, we hold weekly gleans in the summer and fall:

  • Tuesday morning at Crossroad Farm in Post Mills/Thetford
  • Wednesday morning at Honey Field Farm in Norwich
  • Wednesday early afternoon at Root 5 Farm in Fairlee
  • Thursday morning at Edgewater Farm in Plainfield

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About WILLING HANDS ENTERPRISES

Location:

198 CHURCH ST, NORWICH, VT 05055, US

Mission Statement

Willing Hands' mission is to reduce food waste and expand equitable and reliable access to fresh food.

Description

At Willing Hands, w e collect and harvest perishable food from food recovery partners throughout the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. These partners include grocery stores, produce wholesalers, bakeries, volunteer-led gardens, and local farms. We also glean crops from our partner farms and grow fresh produce in our own gardens.

Then, we distribute this food to more than 80 social service organizations , including food shelves, community meal sites, shelters/transitional and low-income housing developments, senior centers, and nonprofits serving those at risk of food insecurity throughout the region. Through these partnerships, Willing Hands reaches over 30,000 people per year.

Willing Hands could not do this work without the contributions of many generous volunteers who help harvest food at our gleans, grow food in our gardens, and support the logistics of our operations.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Norwich, VT 05055

(43.75269,-72.30935)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 15
  • 1.5 hours per session
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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