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Volunteer with the Market Gleaners!

Join us in giving back to the community by collecting extra summer produce for the Ballard Food Bank

The Market Gleaning is a program for volunteers to collect fresh, local produce from the Ballard Farmers Market vendors and bring it to the Ballard Food Bank for those who need it most. This is a simple and rewarding way to keep good produce out of the compost bin and into the hands of our Ballard neighbors in need. It’s fun, rewarding, and makes a tangible difference – we’ve already collected over 9,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank in 2021! And with summer here, we’re collecting more than ever. In a single day, we collected over 1,000 pounds of gorgeous summer produce!

We’re always looking for new volunteers to help feed the community while adhering to COVID-19 best practices. Volunteers can expect to help by collecting produce from the vendors, carrying boxes, and sorting the collected food into containers at the Food Bank. Gleaning takes place from 1:45pm to ~4pm on Sundays, and we’re flexible with how often you volunteer – even giving your time once a month makes an impact in our community.

To learn more, email Jill at gleanballard@gmail.com with the subject line “New Gleaning Volunteer.”