The Gleaners exist to transform produce that might otherwise be wasted into nourishment for millions of the world's hungry.
The Gleaners depend on securing sources of vegetables and fruit that it can process. How can you help? Maybe you are someone who may have surplus produce – or you know a farmer or a company that has surplus produce.
The Gleaners receives produce from many sources – not just farmers. Large grocery chains or frozen food distribution organizations will provide surplus produce that makes up a large part of the Gleaners' production.
We don’t like seeing produce going to waste; we are Gleaners. If you have excess produce, please contact us today!
VEGETABLES NEEDED: beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, lentils, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pot barley, tomatoes, & turnips
FRUIT NEEDED: apples & pears
Small blemishes/bruises, oversized, misshapen or cosmetically challenged product is acceptable, as long as it is eatable. Rule of thumb: more than half of each piece should be useable, once blemish/damage is removed. Overage produce should have 2 or more days of “life” left before it is unusable and all produce must be fit for human consumption.
We are a registered charity and gladly issue tax receipts, in accordance with Canada Revenue guidelines, for donations of produce.
We are willing to send our truck and pick up your excess produce. We have the ability to pick up small loads on short notice with our 1 and 5-ton trucks. Larger loads requiring the use of the hwy tractor and trailer needs to be scheduled with management.
Okanagan Gleaners is 100% donor and volunteer driven. Funds donated are used to operate our facility and allows us to continue our mandate to feed hungry people around the world.
If you would like to be part of the ongoing work of the Okanagan Gleaners, please consider leaving a legacy to the Gleaners in your will. For more information, please download our Legacy Brochure.
Charitable receipts for tax purposes will be issued.
Your donating options are:
Visit CanadaHelps.org where you may use your credit card and receive a receipt online. You may also donate securities through CanadaHelps.org.
Send an Interac email money order to firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your email address and phone number in the comments. Use the password "soup" if required.
Phone our Plant Manager at 250-498.8859 to donate via credit card or monthly bank account withdrawals.
By mail to Okanagan Gleaners at: 507 No. 3 Road, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1. Find the Direct Deposit form here.