COVID-19 PLANT PRODUCTION PROTOCOLS:
We are back processing fresh product therefore, we could use volunteer help.
Okanagan Gleaners will process Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Saturdays will be scraping dried product only
Monday through Friday the plant will accept up to 40 pre-registered volunteers
Please register 48 hours in advance to your visit
Only registered volunteers will be allowed on site
Please note, the AGM is scheduled for October 24, 2020 at 10 AM at the plant. You MUST pre-register with or phone 250-328-2446. If you intend on joining us at this AGM you should bring your lawn chair.
MIXING DATES: The next soup mixing time will be scheduled from October 27 to 31 and November 3 to 7, 2020. Please register well ahead of time with for 1 or more days of mixing. (RV park available for self contained units only)
WE FEED THE HUNGRY
If you can clean and chop vegetables, then you can help at our Gleaners plant.
Individuals and families are invited to drop-in and help any morning, Monday through Saturday, from 8:30am-Noon. Working at Gleaners is a great experience for families with children.
Our work continues year-round, depending on the availability of fresh or frozen vegetables and fruit. You can call ahead to determine what we are likely to be processing over the next few days. May to November is our peak period when the harvests are overflowing in the Okanagan Valley.
We can accommodate about 60 volunteers at a time, so large groups should book in advance to avoid overcrowding.
Churches, youth groups, seniors and families are invited to spend part of their vacation in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, volunteering with the Gleaners.
Work with us in the morning and explore the south Okanagan in the afternoon.
When you or your group are volunteering at the Okanagan Gleaners, you can camp in our orchard or hook-up your RV in one of our 12 slots right on the Gleaners plant site, but be sure to book ahead as they are very popular! Click here for more info on staying with us!
WHAT WE DO
We process donated (gleaned) vegetables into healthy and nutritious dry soup mix which is then packaged into 100 serving bags.
Annually our volunteers prepare approximately 5 million servings which are then donated to well-established relief organizations such as World Vision Canada, Mennonite Central Committee and Mission Without Borders.
We also produce Apple chips which are a favourite of the children.
Since 1996 millions of servings have been prepared and distributed to over 50 countries around the world feeding the hungry.