Senior Gleaners of San Diego County



The group donates collected food to the San Diego Food Bank through its partner Heaven's Windows in Spring Valley and to about 20 similar food distribution agencies.  Recipient groups include food pantries, apartment complexes for senior and low income residents and programs helping feed children and students.

During 2019 gleaners distributed nearly 160,000 pounds of food that otherwise would have been destroyed, wasted or rotted. We gleaned almost 44,000 pounds of produce and more than 116,000 pounds of groceries. Volunteers contributed 5,568 hours for a productivity rate of 29 pounds of food gathered per hour of service.

Recipients of our gleaning

Organization details

Board of Directors

The governing body of Senior Gleaners is a volunteer board chaired by Barbara Turner. The board meets quarterly to review operations and finances. The board is seeking new members. There are no age requirements and board members need not participate in active gleaning. Click here to read profiles of board members and the part-time  general manager.

Gleaners distribute food to numeous organizations feeding the hungry including churches, food pantries and low income housing.


Feel free to use information contained in news releases and sample articles to include in newsletters and Websites.

  • Click here for news release announcing joint Website for all gleaning groups in San Diego County
  • Click here for general newsletter/Website articles

Statistics and Reports

What we do

Results of our work


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