Suncoast Gleaning Project
During the 2017/18 Suncoast Gleaning Project season alone, over 280 individual volunteers have harvested and donated over 30,000 pounds of fresh, local, organic produce to go to the needy! Since its inception in 2010, the Suncoast Gleaning Project has donated over 270,000 pounds of fresh produce!
For Those in Need: By donating to local food banks, we provide those who rely on food assistance with an option for healthier eating.
For Local Farmers: Farmers receive a tax deduction based on the amount of produce we harvest.
For Volunteers: Volunteers are invited to take home one grocery bag full of produce each week in appreciation for their time. All ages are welcome, and those who, for any reason, are unable to harvest can still help by washing and boxing produce. No prior experience is necessary, and everything you need will be provided.
Do you want to join us? During the season (typically late October through the end of May), we glean most Monday mornings at Jessica's Organic Farm in Sarasota for donation to All Faiths Food Bank. We confirm gleaning plans with volunteers via e-mail on Sunday evenings. To be get these e-mails click the "join our mailing list" button above and select "Suncoast Gleaning Project". Like and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/transitionsarasota/), where you can also see updates.