Gleaning to Give
Saturday, November 10, 9AM to 12PM
at Windy Hills Farm in Riner, VA
You must RSVP by November 8th to participate.
You can do so by calling the church office or emailing Sarah Windes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is this? Join with your church community to spend the morning gathering produce (in this case turnips) that have been left in the field to be distributed and used by food banks, soup kitchens, food pantries and other hunger agencies.
What organization will we work with? Society of St. Andrew, through the Potato and Produce Project, sponsors gleaning in this field throughout the fall.
Who can come? This is an event for all ages. There is no age limit in the field as long as parents are responsible for watching children. The Potato and Produce Project recommends gleaning for children in grade 2 and up.
What should I wear/bring? Wear layers appropriate for the weather. Event will occur rain or shine. Bring drinks and snacks, lunch if you would like to stay and eat at the farmhouse yard with the group after gleaning is finished.
RSVPs are required by Thursday, November 8. Please contact the church office to RSVP, and let us know if you would like to meet earlier at the church for carpooling. Waivers will be completed by everyone, and any gleaners under 18 will need a waiver signed by an adult. A brief orientation at 9am at the farm is required for everyone.
'When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the LORD your God.'"