Thanks to everyone on the Market Gleaning team, 13,918 lbs of food were transported from the Farmer’s market to the Ballard Food Bank in 2015! It is great to know that we were able to keep this food from going to waste. And also we have helped support the School Back Pack program to give kids fresh produce.
We are working on the schedule for 2016 and have assigned drivers for the first half of the year. Right now, the amount of produce is low and two people are enough, but when it gets to be spring harvest season, we will need to add more helpers. High School students are encouraged to participate to receive community service hours. We are currently looking for volunteers with a pick-up truck or station wagon to help transport the boxes of produce. Sundays 3:30pm – 5pm. Please let Jennifer know if you are interested in volunteering with the Gleaning Team this year.