The Peterborough Gleans wants to thank its partners!
Thanks to the support of faith communities, many community members living on low income are able to enjoy healthy local food that would otherwise have gone to waste.
With the support of dedicated volunteers, generous local growers, community-minded bus companies and faith community members, the Peterborough Gleans is able to reduce waste and grow food security.
The premise of the program is simple: to find creative ways to glean, at no cost, healthy produce that will no longer be sold to the public.
Throughout the growing season gleaners take buses to go to local farms where they pick for themselves and share their bounty with extended family and neighbours. When possible, gleaners also donate fresh produce to local charities. This allows the reach of the program to extend even further.
Last season alone participants in the Program gleaned over $20,000 worth of healthy fresh produce!
The Peterborough Gleans wishes to thank its following partners and supporters for their continued generosity:
McLean’s Berry Farm
Buckhorn Berry Farm
Cedar Grove Farm
Trinity United Church
All Saints’ Anglican
George Street United Church
Mark Street United Church
St Alphonsus St. Vincent De Paul
St Anne’s Church
St John’s Anglican
St Luke’s Church
The Unitarian Fellowship of Peterborough
River Run Fellowship
Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network
City of Peterborough
YWCA Peterborough, Victoria & Haliburton
Peterborough County-City Health Unit