Over 100,000 pounds of produce, destined to waste away, saved by GLEANERS in 2016 !
multiple crews and individuals combed the fields!
“With the 2016 gleaning season coming to an end, I would like to sincerely thank all of the hundreds of volunteers and the many farmers and orchard owners for making this season incredibly successful. As we reflect back to the beginning of this gleaning season we have great memories of starting out picking strawberries, cucumbers and lettuce throughout the month of June, harvesting lots of corn tomatoes and zucchini throughout July, carrying 100s of watermelons, cantaloupe and honeydew melons throughout August and September and
finally gathering thousands of pounds of apples from Adams County orchards in October. It was an amazing journey with so many great volunteers.
After tabulating past results from previous gleaning seasons at Project SHARE, we harvested:
2014…………… 38,000 pounds 2015.…………… 57,000 pounds
A very ambitious gleaning goal was set for the 2016 season at Project SHARE and we were challenged by our Executive Director to glean 100,000 pounds.
As the Project SHARE Farm Coordinator, I am so very proud of each and every volunteer that helped glean more than 110,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. I am equally humbled by the generosity of so many farm and orchard owners that gave graciously which allowed our volunteers to glean crops from their fields so that many of our friends could enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables. You, our volunteers, all are amazing!
On behalf of Project SHARE, we truly thank you for your
continual support as we gleaned together this season to reach a humongous goal that has made a tremendous
impact in lives of so many. It has been an honor to serve with you.”
-Steve Kuhn-Farm Coordinator