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GleanSLO Mission: Rescuing nature's bounty for the benefit of our community

GleanSLO Vision: Through the act of harvesting and sharing food, we connect and nourish our community to build stronger relationships and a deeper appreciation for our food

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The Mission College Prep football team harvested 4,500 lbs of kale at Ikeda Farms on August 8.

Thank you to our August/September Produce Donors!


Saturday Templeton Farmers Market
Thursday SLO Farmers Market
Trabia Farms
Ikeda Brothers
Duncan Family Farms
Robin Song Farms
Bernard & Joan Suttle
CA Natural Sweet Corn
Talley Farms
Adam Dale
Cal Poly Horticulture & Crops Science Unit
Pete Freitas
Pepper Creek Family Farm
The Plakias Family
SLO VEG
Cal Poly Organic Farm
L & C Smith Groves
Avila & Sons Farm
Island Farms
Cortez Farms
SLO Natural Foods Co-Op
Scott & Susan Pigeon 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo
Central Coast Grown

Our partners UC Cooperative Extension kicked off their fall cooking demos/tastings of gleaned produce at Salvation Army on Sept 11 with a strawberry and nectarine salad!

Upcoming Gleans


Our Harvest Calendar is updated daily!

Here's what's currently scheduled:


Figs in SLO
Sept 12 (Waiting List)



Shishito Peppers in SLO
Sept 12 (Waiting List)


Organic Kale in Nipomo
Sept 15


Poblano Peppers in Arroyo Grande  
Sept 15 *Evening


Assorted Produce in Paso Robles
Sept 17


Assorted Produce  in Arroyo Grande
S
ept 18
Visit the GleanSLO Harvest Calendar

We are feeling the abundance!


Gleaning is sharing. It's learning. It's getting to know your neighbors and working together. And one of the best things about it, is that you can 't help but see the abundance and simple beauty all around us.  When you set eyes on a citrus tree with hundreds of pounds of juicy fruit waiting to be enjoyed,  you can't help but feel good knowing you can help. We have enjoyed so much abundance in not only food but also in true community spirit this summer. We enjoyed a visit from Congresswoman Lois Capps who gleaned tomatoes at Talley Farms and learned why we do what we do. We worked with generous supporters including the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of SLO, Mission College Prep High School, Central Coast Grown and so many other partners to broaden our reach and connect more with our community. Plus, we welcome our new AmeriCorps Fellow onto the GleanSLO Team next week.  We hope to see you out at a glean soon!

Thank you Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo


The UU Fellowship raised $1,174 for GleanSLO in its Community Outreach Offering in August. They also donated 209 lbs of fruit through a fruit drive! Your donations will make a BIG impact to feed hundreds of local families!

On the GleanSLO Blog

Interview with Aidan Munoz-Christian, organizer of the UU Fellowship Fruit Drive. Learn about Aidan and what motivated her to engage her church in a fruit drive with GleanSLO. Aidan explains what she learned in the process of organizing a fruit drive: 

"Probably the most impactful lesson I’ve learned is that hunger is a solvable problem. The real problem is food waste and distribution, which is causing millions of people to go hungry."
 
Read Aidan's full interview on our blog!
We want to thank our partners at Central Coast Grown for inviting us out to glean at City Farm SLO for the first time on Saturday, Sept 5. It was a HUGE success and a ton of fun! We gleaned 738 lbs of beautiful peppers, beans and tomatoes and learned about City Farm and it's educational programming. We loved the kids play areas and learning about the vision for City Farm. Check out their website to learn more!
We are growing...again! Please help us extend a warm welcome to Emily Wilson, our new AmeriCorps VIP Fellow! (Far left in the photo, pictured with Shay and Jeanine)

Emily starts her term of service with GleanSLO next week and will be focusing on volunteer program development! We couldn't be more excited to have Emily join us for a term of service. Emily has been a Neighborhood Harvest Leader with GleanSLO since 2014 and has volunteered with many harvests and events since that time. She is passionate about helping more people connect with opportunities to glean in their own neighborhoods! 

Congresswoman Capps Visits GleanSLO at Talley Farms

Photos by Carolyn Eicher.
Congreswoman Lois Capps visited GleanSLO on Friday, September 21 at Talley Farms. She learned about the importance of gleaning and even helped harvest tomatoes with Brian Talley, above. Thank you Congresswoman Capps for coming to visit and learn more about what we do!
View more photos from Congresswoman Capps' visit on our flickr page!


             

GleanSLO is a program of the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County

www.slofoodbank.org | www.gleanslo.org 
 
Copyright © 2014 GleanSLO, All rights reserved.

Mailing address:
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, Attn: GleanSLO
P.O. Box 2070
Paso Robles, CA 93447

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