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About The Event
Join in and help glean fresh vegetables in Palm Beach County. Volunteers pick the produce from grower's fields that is left over after the commercial harvest. The recovered produce is then given free of charge to local food banks for distribution. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of produce are recovered each year to feed our hungry neighbors. You can put fresh produce on their plates with just one morning of serving!
What to bring and wear: All supplies for gleaning will be provided. CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE REQUIRED. It's recommended you wear long pants, and bring sunblock & bug spray if desired. Gloves are provided, but if you have a favorite pair at home bring them along. Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds. Face masks are required.
Age requirements: Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old. All volunteers 16-18 volunteers must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Nonprofit Partner: CROS Ministries believes that to be successful in addressing hunger, the community must come together. For 40 years, CROS has brought people of different faiths, civic groups, and members of our community to work together effectively towards the common goal of ending hunger in our county. With limited staff, they utilize the talents of more than 3,000 volunteers to operate their programs. Using volunteers keeps their costs down which allows them to be open numerous days/week. All services are provided free of charge without regard to race, religion, national origin, marital status, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age. You can learn more about CROS Ministries here: https://www.crosministries.org