Impact100 South Jersey Gleaning Event
Thursday, August 10th | 9 – 11 AM
Rancocas Creek Farm
17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ
LIMIT: 10 participants
Rain or shine except in case of thunderstorms and wear comfortable shoes that you’re ok getting dirty.
2023-24 MEMBERS & SPONSORS: Join us Thursday, August 10th from 9 to 11 AM at Rancocas Creek Farm in Southampton. This is an opportunity to go beyond the check for TWO of our grantees. We’ll be harvesting food for NJ Agricultural Society’s Farmers Against Hunger (FAH) program, which will then be distributed to local organizations that feed people in need. Rancocas Creek Farm is a project launched by 2022 grantee the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) in 2020 on the 72-acre property that adjoins PPA headquarters in Southampton.
This is a great opportunity to be part of FAH & PPA’s missions, increase your impact beyond the check, and spend a summer morning on the farm with fellow members.
What is “Gleaning?”
Gleaning is the act of collecting the remaining crops from farm fields, after the commercial harvesting process is complete. The practice dates back to early civilizations. In fact, the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament command that farmers leave the corners of their fields unharvested, and do not return to gather any produce that is dropped or overlooked in the initial harvest. These crops (“gleanings”) are to be left for the poor, strangers, and others in need, to freely pick from the remnants left in harvested fields.
FAH relies on volunteer gleaners to reduce food waste and help ease food insecurity in underserved communities. Click here to learn more about gleaning and FAH.
- We are limited to 10 participants. Please register below ASAP.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early.
- There is plenty of parking on site.
- Garden gloves are recommended.
- BRING WATER. It’s hot and you’ll need to stay hydrated.
- Wear clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
- We will glean rain or shine. However, in the case of thunderstorms, we will be called in from the field.