CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE UPDATES:
October 20, 2020 – We have started shopping indoors with COVID19 protocols. We are accepting new members to our program. Our program allows for members to shop at least 1 time per week.
Hours: Wednesday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM & Saturday, noon – 2:00 PM
Philomath Community Gleaners help to feed the hungry by harvesting local food that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it back to our gleaner members. In 2019, 261,681 pounds of food were distributed through this successful program. Woodshare is also a component of our Gleaners program. Donated firewood is cut, collected, and shared among Gleaner members who need wood as a fuel source.
A unique feature of this program is that gleaner volunteers are able to share the food and firewood that they harvest with “adoptees” or those people who cannot physically glean food or firewood but still have needs for one or both.
The Philomath Community Gleaners program is affiliated with the Linn Benton Food Share’s Gleaners program and follows its guidelines and policies.
Gleaner Household Definition
A Gleaner household is defined as a household with at least one adult able to volunteer. All who are living at the address in the application are counted as gleaners. Children of a minor age (12-17) may be considered to volunteer under approved adult supervision. Gleaners are expected to share 50% of their field and wood gleans with adoptees. Each gleaner household must contribute 8 hours per month to remain in good standing. Gleaners are able to vote, participate in monthly meetings, and help with fundraisers when possible.
Adoptee Household Definition
An Adoptee Household is a household where no member is capable of performing the gleaning program’s hours of required service. Philomath Community Gleaners are not required to homebound adoptees, however this option will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Adoptee households are encouraged to help but are not required to put in volunteer hours. Adoptee households have the same rights as gleaning households. Adoptees are able to vote, participate in monthly meetings, and help with fundraisers when possible. The Gleaning Program Manager (Coordinator) and Gleaner Advisory Committee may review adoptee status periodically.
2020 Gleaning Program GUIDELINES
300% of Federal Poverty Standard
In order to receive donated food or wood, you must have a household income equal to or below 300% of the poverty income guidelines set for Oregon. This chart will help you determine whether or not you are income eligible to join a gleaning group.
To sign up for our program, please call our Program Manager (Patty) at 541-829-3980 or the Program Secretary (Alicia) at 541-231-7127. We look forward to helping our community.