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Gleaning Programs

Sustainable Ballard teams collect donated items for two gleaning projects:

MARKET GLEANING

(BALLARD FARMER’S MARKET PRODUCE FOR THE FOOD BANK)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 2018 Market Gleaners

 

In 2015, the Market Gleaning Team collected 13,918 pounds of food donated by farmers at the Sunday Ballard Farmers Market, and transported the food to the Ballard Food Bank.

Ballard Farmers Market – Sundays
If you are interested in helping with the gleaning project on Sundays, 2:45pm – 5:00pm, contact Katie.

Project Contact:  Katie Shinn

2015 = 13,918 pounds
2014 = 17,749.5 pounds
2013 = 6,111 pounds

Thanks to the generosity of the farmers and the time and energy of the Gleaning Team, all this food was diverted from the compost pile and into the shopping baskets of the Food Bank. Many thanks to our team of volunteers and high school student helpers!

Farm donors in 2015 include:
Acma
Alvarez
Children’s Garden
Collins Family Orchard
Kirsop Farm
Growing WA
Magana
Martins Orchard
Nash
Snohomish Bakery

BAKED GOODS GLEANING

(TALL GRASS / CAFE BESALU FOR ST. LUKE’S EDIBLE HOPE PROGRAM)

Since December 2015, we’ve been collecting unsold bread and baked goods from Tall Grass Bakery each Saturday and Sunday evening, and delivering it to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for their weekday breakfast program serving neighbors in need. This simple and satisfying project is a win-win, spanning just a few Ballard blocks while making a tangible difference in people’s lives.  In Spring 2018, we also joined up with Café Besalu, to bring even more goodness to St. Luke’s meal program.

Thanks to the generosity of Tall Grass Bakery and Café Besalu, and the efforts of our volunteers, literally a TON of delicious baked goods finds its way to our hungry neighbors instead of landing in the composting dumpster.  Hats off to St. Luke’s dedicated volunteer kitchen team for all their efforts feeding our neighbors – we are grateful to be partnering with you.  St. Luke’s ‘Edible Hope’ meals ministry feeds over 2,000 meals a month.
Volunteers welcome!
• Want to join the Baked Goods Team? Are you available some Saturdays or Sundays between 6:30-7:30pm? Or some Monday / Tuesday late afternoons? Contact Julia for more info.
• Want to help with St. Luke’s breakfast program?  Help in the kitchen on a weekday morning, or in the evenings beforehand in preparation.  Contact the church office or Camilla Walter, our Project Lead for Meals with Neighbors.
This is a joint project of Sustainable Ballard and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.