Harvest with a Heart

Lise Olney
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Enjoy the fall weather and do good at the same time with Boston Area Gleaners!

From June to December, the local non-profit group organizes volunteers to spend a few hours at nearby farms harvesting produce that would otherwise be plowed under. The produce goes to food pantries and meal programs, reaching hundreds of people who may have limited access to fresh, healthy food.

The gleaners’ goal is to create “a reliable supply chain of surplus produce between local farms and our neighbors in need.” You can go once — or many times — depending on your schedule.

October and November are the busiest months — gleaning trips are scheduled every day! Children 13 and older are welcome. For more information and to register to volunteer, click: http://www.bagetc.org/Pickers/NewPickers.php

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