Here are some pictures captured from the last volunteer gleaning we did for SOSA. If you would like to read more about this fantastic nonprofit you can take a look at this previous post that I wrote recently.
At this recent gleaning we picked apples at Cider Hills Family Orchard on a gorgeous Saturday morning. Perfectly good apples were falling to the ground as we were collecting and would typically sit on the ground to rot. We had 3 families gleaning for 1-1/2 hours and collected 248 lbs of apples that we donated to local food pantries including our own church food pantry, St Vincent de Paul. I have more volunteer opportunities listed below for Kansas City, but if you are in another state and would like to volunteer take a look at the SOSA website here and find your region. I am certain most states will have an abundant harvest available for gleaning.
Rewarded with an apple cider slushie from Joan, the owner of the orchard.
Here are just some of the apples picked that morning.
Listed below are quite a few volunteer opportunities coming up in the next week if you live in the Kansas City area. Contact Karin Page (SOSAwest) at GleanKC@endhunger.org for details. Also, take a look at the SOSA west webpage for information on the million pound squash glean.
Mon., Oct. 14th, Swiss Chard, Platte City, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 14th, possibly CORN (if we don’t get it all on Saturday)
Thurs., Oct. 17th, KCK, 9:00 a.m. - ? picking everything left in the fields.
Fri., Oct 18th, apples, KCK 1:00 – 4:30.
Sat., Oct. 19th, apples, KCK, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 or so….
Sat., Oct. 19th, apples, Independence, 9:00 – 12:00
Tues., Oct. 22nd, apples, KCK, 3:45 p.m. – ?? Late afternoon/early evening gleaning at the beautiful orchard. Come after work, shake off the day and relax as you glean.
Sat., Oct. 26th, apples, KCK 9:30 – 12:30
Sat. Oct. 26th, apples, Independence, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Enjoy this fabulous fall weather with your family harvesting nourishing food for the hungry
- JuliePin It