APPLE GLEANING FOR A CAUSE

APPLE GLEANING FOR A CAUSE

Oct 12, 2016 | Feed it Forward

The Georgia Gleaning Network – part of EndHunger.org – will meet up in Northeast Georgia this fall to harvest apples to support the Food Bank/Food Hub in Clayton. Volunteers are invited to join in the fun! And while you’re in that beautiful neck of the woods, there’s plenty of other great Georgia-grown activities to enjoy, from wineries to autumn festivals.

The gleaning will be held at an orchard in Tiger, GA, on Saturday, October 22. Volunteers work in 3-hour shifts: 8:30am-11:30am, and 11:30am-2:30pm. Most of the apples will be donated to the food banks, but volunteers are welcome to bring home some of the blemished ones for making pies and apple sauce.  To RSVP and get directions, email program director Sandi Newman at gleanga@endhunger.org.

Augusta Locally Grown is honored to promote the work of this faith-based organization, which travels across the state, gleaning for good and reducing food waste. We’ll be excited to work with them first-hand when they come around to the CSRA. In the meantime, send us a photo if you go up north. We’d love to see how Augustans move around the state to do this good work with local farmers.  

Hint: what a great trip for a youth group!