Food Recovery Gleans

Published

05/09/2018

Start Date

07/07/2018

End Date

10/26/2018

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Address

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
10819 Carnation Duvall Road Northeast
Carnation
Washington
98014
United States

Description

About FareStart:


FareStart provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. We empower each individual to achieve his or her highest potential by restoring hope, giving respect, nurturing self-confidence, granting trust, and creating opportunity.


FareStart's Community Meals program incorporates recovered food into nutritious meals serving several area emergency and transitional facilities. Support food recovery by gleaning fresh produce at Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, a nonprofit partner, throughout the summer and fall! Gleaning is the process of collecting leftover produce after a harvest. Please feel free to sign up for one or all of these opportunities.

 

Volunteer Duties: Volunteers will harvest a variety of vegetables from Oxbow Farm. This includes bending, squatting and kneeling. Volunteers may also provide some support to Oxbow through weeding and other farm tasks.


  • Adults are encouraged to bring kids and teens age 7+ along!
  • Volunteers must provide their own transportation
  • Ability to lift 20-35 pounds, stand for several hours, and work in warm/hot temperatures is important.


Location: Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE, Carnation, WA 98104 


  • Dates/Times: 10am to 12pm on the 2nd and 4th Fridays, and 1st Saturdays of each month, July through October

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

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