Let the Gleaning Begin! Join us!

food_ggg_glean

Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.) is calling on volunteers to participate in its gleaning partnership with the UNH Co-op Extension and Sherman Farm. Every Monday G.A.L.A. volunteers travel to Sherman Farm in East Conway to harvest vegetables for distribution to the Life Ministries Food Pantry. This day on the farm is fun for individuals or the whole family. Last summer, G.A.L.A volunteers distributed over 600 pounds of fresh produce to The Life Ministry Food Pantry, located at All Saints Episcopal Church Outreach Building in Wolfeboro. This summer, G.A.L.A. aims to mobilize even more volunteers to provide greater distribution and impact.

If you are interested in participating and would like more information and scheduling details, call G.A.L.A.’s Gleaning Project Coordinator, Jackie Witham at 603-731-9570 or email jackiewithamd@hotmail.com.

The UNH Cooperative Extension started the “Veggie Volunteer Program” back in 2002 by partnering with Sherman Farm who agreed to open their farm to volunteer gleaners twice per week to harvest ripe vegetables for distribution to county-wide food pantries and senior homes. Since the program’s inception, it has delivered 51,054 pounds of vegetables to elderly and income qualifying residents in Carroll County towns. Just last year, their efforts served more than 23,000 vegetable meals valued at more than $15,000 to area-residents who might not otherwise have had access to fresh vegetables