News & Events Archive


2015

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"Enable Haiti"
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A huge "thank you" to Jim Scott and his "Enable Haiti" team who made sure our dehydrated soup mix was delivered safely to Haiti. Together - we are making a difference.




"Very Busy Volunteers..."
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Gleaners' Volunteers were very busy today....they packaged over 43,000 servings of soup mix in just over 3 hours. Way to go!!




"Trucksource Employees Volunteering"
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So today and yesterday a group of Trucksource employees had the opportunity to volunteer at the SWO Gleaners. Yesterday was a morning of carrots and today was green beans. It was a great opportunity to see the work that goes into creating their dehydrated soup packages that are sent all around the world. So grateful for the opportunity to help out.




"Explore the Shore - Vineyard Market"
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The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners will be out and about this coming weekend. Come check out our information booth at "Explore the Shore - Vineyard Market" July 25 and 26. Make sure to sample our dehydrated apple snacks!!




Shipment to the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation Being Loaded
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We at the SWO Gleaners are so incredibly proud to be working with Paul Burston and his team from Hillside Community Church (Tottenham, Ontario) to bring hunger relief to the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation residents. The community of nearly 1,000 is located 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay. For the last 10 years, because of the community's low levels of livability. Paul and other volunteers have been delivering truckloads of donated essential goods to the community as well as providing summer programming to the youths of the community. Very recently, Paul reached out to the SWO Gleaners - hoping we could provide dehydrated soup mix for their upcoming mission trip to Mishkeegagamang. We were only too happy to help! Just today, we loaded up Paul's truck with 250 boxes of soup mix (150,000 servings)!! None of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers, financial supporters and produce donors. Together - we are making a difference!




Volunteers of the Alzheimer's Society of Windsor-Essex on the Processing Line
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A heartfelt "Thank you!" to the staff of Alzheimer's Society of Windsor-Essex for spending the morning volunteering at the Gleaners...you have made a difference! For information on a unique team building outing for your community group or staff, please call Amy at 519-326-SOUP.




One Million Soup Servings Packaged
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Great News Everyone!!! On Friday, June 12, we reached a remarkable milestone - 1 MILLION soup servings packaged. Thank you to our amazing volunteers, produce donors and funding donors. Without your support, none of this would be possible. Together we are reducing hunger and waste. Please join our volunteer team where you too, can make a difference. To find out how you can help, call Amy at 519-326-SOUP.




Processing Tomatoes Donated by Forgotten Harvest
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We thought we'd give these tomatoes a try! They are messy - but when dehydrated, they are sure to make a nice addition to our soup mix. Thanks Forgotten Harvest Canada for sending them our way!




Volunteers Kevin & Andre Having a Bit of Fun at Break Time!!
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How knowing hardship inspires some to feed the world

Food waste is a topic on fire these days. But how often do you meet people actually doing something about it? The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that we throw away about 30% of our food in developed countries. To learn more about this pressing problem, visit  Food and Peace



A Visit from Representatives of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program
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We had a nice visit from the folks at the Ontario Student Nutrition Program. Thanks for all that you do to ensure our local youth don't go hungry! We are happy to help!



A Break After Working Hard
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The Shipment to Guinea in West Africa has been Sent
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  Our shipment is ready for the orphanage in Guinea, West Africa. Thank you to our volunteers, produce donors, funding donors and Chatham's Gregory Drive Alliance Church for helping us make this happen! Together we are making a difference!




Gleaners' Fundraiser at Colasanti's
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   Our 3rd Annual Spring Fundraiser on April 11th was a huge success! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who supported the event. Together - we are making a difference!!! Happy National Volunteer Week!!!




A Description of the Gleaners by Tina Quiring at Harrow United Church







Visit of Minister Diane Finley and MP Dave VanKesteren on February 10


   We are so pleased to have been visited by MP Dave VanKesteren and Minister of Public Works & Government Services Diane Finley. They were very impressed with our operation and extremely interested in our efforts to relieve hunger locally and internationally. Thank you to some of our community partners (the VON, the MCC and Chatham's Gregory Drive Alliance Church) for joining us today. A HUGE Thank You to the 35 volunteers who worked on our production line this afternoon! Today would not have been possible without you.







Visit of Volunteers from Gregory Drive Alliance Church of Chatham


   A heartfelt THANK YOU to the team from Chatham's Gregory Drive Alliance Church. They spent the day volunteering on our production line. You have made a difference! We look forward to seeing you next month!