Southwestern Ontario Gleaners

Site: Leamington - Industrial Rd

Service: Non Marketable Food Rescue

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Contact Information
Office Phone 519-326-7687
Fax 519-326-3831
Primary Contact Joel Epp, General Manager, Southwestern Ontario Gleaners; Phone: (Business) 519-326-7687; Email:
Alternate Contact Tina Quiring, Treasurer, Southwestern Ontario Gleaners; Phone: (Business) 519-326-7687
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID19 Important Information: * daily operations suspended until further notice * April 4 General Meeting is postponed to a future TBD date * April 18 Fundraising Dinner is postponed to a future TBD date

* Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is an not for profit charitable organization that will provide FREE dehydrated soup mix and dehydrated fruit for distribution to local community partners and reputable relief agencies around the world. * The goal is to feed hungry people locally and internationally. * The local region is known for agriculture production, especially vegetables. That is why Gleaners feel confident that this is the best possible place to start a Gleaning operation. * In the processing plant unmarketable produce is turned into nutritious dehydrated soup mix. This project benefits the entire community * retired people can volunteer and mentor the youth in the community * youth can help and get volunteer hours * farmers don’t have to pay to dispose of unmarketable produce and there will be less waste in the landfills. * But best of all, hungry people will be fed with the surplus received, both here and around the world. * The plant requires 30 to 40 volunteers to work from 8:30 am to 12 noon every day on the production line. (Come out and make new friends or renew old acquaintances while helping to make soup mix for those in need) Volunteer opportunities: * preparing secondary vegetables for dicing (remove spoilage) * Plant clean-up * food packaging * fork lift drivers * truck drivers * yard maintenance * janitorial duties * wash windows * prepare snack time for volunteers * baking * administration duties, etc. Growers can donate produce and receive a tax credit. (Click on the 'News and Events' tab of the website for details). * Funds can be donated * request to receive updates can be accommodated * Presentations available for Community Agencies
Sup. Description * We welcome Volunteers of all abilities! 
* Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is a new local not for profit charity.
Hours Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am-4:00 pm 
Volunteers: Mon-Fri: 8 am-11:30 am * Preparation and processing of secondary fruits and vegetables
Meetings Annual General Meeting
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Elgin County ; Essex County ; Lambton County ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) and up 
* call for further details on how to volunteer 
* visit the website for further details
Application call for details
Languages English
Fees Membership - Membership-$10 annually-OPTIONAL ; Membership - Lifetime Membership-$10 - OPTIONAL ; NOTE: Only Members can participate in voting of Board members at Annual General meeting
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Charitable non-profit food rescue agency
Established 2011
Funding Donations - Donors-Corporate and personal
Elections Election of Board Members conducted at Annual General Meeting
Site Information
Located In Community Leamington
Address & Map
40 Industrial Rd
Leamington, ON N8H 4W4
Intersection Industrial Rd and Oak St W
Mailing Address c/o SouthWest Ontario Gleaners Leamington
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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