Metropolitan periodically sponsors “gleaning” outings. Reviving an ancient Biblical practice, volunteers go to farms or orchards in our region to collect produce leftover from commercial harvesting for use in local food banks and shelters. At other times, they work in farms or fields dedicated to producing food for use in various hunger abatement efforts or recovering unsold food from farmers markets or grocery chains.
- Join a gleaning team. Participating in a gleaning outing involves only a one-time commitment and is appropriate for families, youth, and student volunteers.
- Be a leader. Help schedule trips, arrange transportation, facilitate publicity, and recruit other volunteers.
- For more information about gleaning activities or to sign up for email notification of upcoming dates, contact John Long.
- Learn about available dates and sign up to participate through our online volunteer scheduling site Metropolitan Memorial Cooperative Parish—Serve Now!