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North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Event
TUESDAY, May 29 from 9:00 am -11:30 am Volunteer Opportunity at North Okanagan Valley Gleaners.
“The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners Society was created in the summer of 2007 by a group of individuals who had become acutely aware of the problem of world hunger and the fact that the Okanagan valley is rich in food supplies. Much of our local food production unfortunately goes to waste. The desire to make use of these gleanings to feed the hungry in other countries convicted them to do something. Distribution is done by reputable and established Christian aid organizations who have partnered with us.”
Grades 3 and up: TLA students are invited to participate (non-TLA students are welcome, too)
8:55 am arrive and gather in front of Gleaners
9:00am-11:30 am Volunteer: help with the cleaning, chopping, and preparation of the produce for the dehydration, as well as packaging the final product. Once per year stock is taken and a soup mix recipe is created from the ingredients on hand. The mix is packaged in 100-serving sealed bags, then packed into boxes ready for shipping. Apples are also dehydrated, packaged and shipped as nutritious snacks.
Where: Gleaners’ Processing Plant at 973 Whitevale Road, Lavington
Contact Person/Information: Michelle Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-745-1320 ext 121
Sign-up deadline: Friday, May 25th, 2018 – sign up here.
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners website: http://www.novgleaners.org/