Senior Gleaners of San Diego County


What we do

Volunteers, ages 55 and older, glean surplus food from fields, groves, backyards, stores and restaurants. This food is distributed to non-profit agencies that feed the hungry throughout San Diego County.

Contact us



Senior Gleaners has an immediate opening for a part-time administrative assistant working 10-15 hours weekly. The ideal candidate will have experience working with seniors, volunteers and board-governed non-profits. Knowledge of food recovery in San Diego County would be an added bonus. Compensation includes required benefits and sick leave.


TO APPLY: CLICK HERE for a job description. Send your resume, salary requirement and a one-page summary showing how your experience matches this job to board president Monte Turner at:

How to help

  • Donate produce
  • Donate groceries, surplus food
  • Donate funds or services
  • Distribute brochures in your neighborhood
  • Volunteer
  • Sign up for e-mail news

Our warehouse processed more than 200,000 pounds of food in 2017.

We distribute gleaned food to San Diego Food Bank  agencies that provide food to the hungry throughout the county, primarily through Heaven's Windows in Spring Valley.

Are you wondering: "What's a gleaner, anyway?" Gleaners collect the remaining crop from a field left over from harvest. The practice goes back to biblical times: "When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not be so thorough that you reap the field to its very edge, nor shall you GLEAN the stray ears of grain. Likewise, you shall not pick up the grapes that have fallen. These things you shall leave for the poor..." Leviticus 19:9-10

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