Gleaners and Transporters

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We need volunteers for several tasks:

  • to pick up fruits and vegetables (what we call gleaning); and,
  • to deliver the produce to our local network of pantries and other distribution organizations in South County and Pittsfield

You can volunteer your time and effort for either task. We source the produce from South County fruit tree owners,local farmers, as well Big Y and Price Chopper in Great Barrington for delivery to those in need.

For fruit picking in the field, we provide the gleaning equipment - picking poles, bags, and boxes - and you provide the labor. It’s fun and easy! You spend a few hours in the great Berkshires outdoors, perhaps with a few of your friends, and have the satisfaction of being directly involved in sharing fresh food neighbors in our community.

Ideally, two volunteers will carry out each pick-up and delivery using the vehicle of one or both of the volunteers. Picking up fruit and vegetables involves simply placing boxes into your SUV or pickup truck and delivering them.

Click on the Register to Volunteer button and fill out the form to get started – you’ll find it to be an enriching experience for you.