WHAT WE DO
The Gleaners provides relief and development organizations with vegetable mixes and fruit snacks that are nutritious, versatile and easily transported to areas of need in developing countries around the world. These organizations have the necessary infrastructure for effective distribution and are committed to sustainability and development.
Provided free – paid for by the love and participation of volunteers and the financial and in-kind gifts of faithful supporters.
HOW WE DO IT
Established in 2008, the ‘Gleaners’ is a registered charity that is both volunteer and donor driven. Over 1100 hours are contributed each week as volunteers trim and dry 11,340+ kg of donated produce, providing the ingredients for up to 150,000 nutritious meals.
Weekday mornings, an average of 60-70 volunteers arrive ready to trim 1800 – 3200 kg of donated fresh produce. The trimmed produced is diced in our dicing machine, dried and mixed and packaged into vegetable mixes and fruit snacks.