Gleaners enjoy working together. Making new friends and getting into the fresh air are good for the mind and body. Many volunteers carpool to picking locations and have formed close friendships....and they also have recruited their friends to join them. You can give gleaning a try as a guest before joining. Just call or e-mail.
Senior Gleaners works cooperatively with numerous similar organizations throughout the county. All the groups need all types of fruits and vegetables, volunteers, assistance transporting collected food and cash donations to support their work. The site provides descriptions of each group, contact information and the geographic area each serves.
Visit www.sandiegogleaners.org for more information.
KEEP A SUPPLY OF BROCHURES HANDY--Make sure that your Gleaner van and personal vehicle have extra copies to give to potential donors or volunteers. Always leave a brochure and a receipt for residents who have donated fruit. Click here for a document that provides two brochures.
READ VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES--While the guidelines were created for new volunteers, ALL volunteers are encouraged to review the guidelines periodically to keep current on policies and information. Click here for the guidelines.
READ DRIVER POLICY--All volunteers must sign a driver agreement and drivers of SG-owned vehicles must pass a behind-the-wheel driver exam. Click here to read the policy.