CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE UPDATES:
March 21, 2020: Philomath Community Gleaners is changing to a pre-packed box/bag system, with a nice assortment of non-perishable foods, and fresh produce, some dairy and meat as well. Bread is very limited.
- Our Gleaners offer weekly food boxes during this emergency.
- Delivery service is already established for Adoptees (households unable to meet the monthly work requirements to be a Gleaner), but there may be more households who require food delivery to reduce their possible exposure to the virus.
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.