Please help support food rescue through the Tahoe Gleaner/Tahoe Food Hub - they help Project MANA keep Tahoe Fed!
Information on the Gleaning Opportunity from Tahoe Food Hub
We have a crop gleaning scheduled at Mt. Bounty Farm this Thursday, August 31. We will glean from 12:30 to 2:30. Mt. Bounty is located in San Juan, CA, near Nevada City and about a 1:20 drive from Truckee, so expect to leave Truckee around 11.
I'm looking for 4 to 6 volunteers ... If you think you can make it, please respond back to me at email@example.com. Let me know how many adults, how many children (and ages). Also, please provide mobile number for text communication on the day of event.
For those new to our operation, the Tahoe Gleaners works with foothill farms to salvage ripe, nutritious, organic vegetables for donation to local food pantries, first and foremost Project Mana. When a farm finds it has surplus ripe vegetables - either in the field or already harvested and packaged - but no customer to take delivery, it gets a hold of us, typically on short notice. We rally whomever we can, harvest and transport as much as we can back to Tahoe (usually Tahoe Food Hub refrigerators) and eventually on to Project Mana. For more information and background, check out our Facebook page as well as write-ups in the Sierra Sun (here and here). We typically spend 1.5 hours or so harvesting, with a maximum of 2 hours.
We (I and Tahoe Food Hub) provide all tools and gear. Volunteers need no special skills, just the right clothing and the desire to help out!
Children are welcome and encouraged to participate - it's a great family activity and learning experience - but I do ask that the adult:child ratio be 1:1, or as close as possible. Pets are not allowed.