Gift of Travel’s Travel as a Fundraiser partner, AgAgainst Hunger, kicks off it’s “gleaning season”.Monday, June 20th, 2011
About Ag Against Hunger
Over 50 local growers and shippers call Ag Against Hunger when there is a surplus of produce. Surplus can happen for a variety of reasons, such as the demand declining for a certain product. That’s when growers and shippers call Ag Against Hunger! They send their trucks to pick-up the growers’ surplus produce. Every month from April though November, Ag Against Hunger receives approximately 1.2 million pounds of produce. To see a list of their produce donators, visit their
2010 donor page.
After a commercial harvest, there is still an abundance of produce left in the fields. Every other Saturday, AAH volunteers collect this produce to give to food banks! Learn more on their glean page.
Surplus Produce in the Fields
After a commercial harvest, there is still an abundance of produce
left in the fields. This produce cannot be harvested commercially for a variety of reasons such as the market declining. However, this produce is still grocery store quality.
What is Gleaning?
Ag Against Hunger organizes a group of volunteers to harvest
(glean) what’s left in fields in the Tri-County area.
Our volunteers glean high-quality produce that would otherwise
be tilled back into the soil.
When Does Gleaning Occur?
April through November.
Download a schedule here.
Who Can Glean?
Volunteers are all ages, all sizes! Families, retirees and students
fulfilling community service hours can participate.
Children five and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers help feed low-income, hungry people.
While enjoying outdoor activity, volunteers will also gain hands-
on farming experience.
How Long Does it Take?
Volunteers generally commit three hours including transportation
to and from the field.
Volunteers meet at 9:00 am (except when otherwise noted) at a designated meeting spot, dependant on field location. From the cooler we caravan to the designated field.
What Do I Need to Bring?
Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.
We recommend a hat, sunscreen and a bag to take home fresh-
picked produce. Buy an Ag Against Hunger hat, shirt or tote bag here.
No jewelry is allowed in the fields due to food safety regulations.
Check out www.agagainsthunger.org and see what you can do to help!!!
And of course you can always help by booking your travel through Gift of Travel’s Travel as a Fundraiser program. Check out www.giftoftravel.com/partners/ag/
our Travel as a Fundraiser program you can travel and feel good at the same time!
Gift of Travel helps our non-profit partners such as Breast Cancer Fund, Dining for Women, InnVision the Way Home, Ag Against Hunger, the Marine Mammal Center, Little Smiles, Wounded Warrior Project, Pop Warner, Save Our Shores and many others! Our travel partners are Travelocity Partner Network, Apple Vacations, AmaWaterways and Wildland Adventures. If you know of or support a charity that can benefit through our Travel as a Fundraiser program, please let us know!