Lend a hand to help fight hunger
Whether you’re an expert gardener, wanna-be-farmer, or just like the idea of volunteering outside, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with our garden and gleaning programs. To learn more about volunteering, contact us.
What does “gleaning” mean?
We started our gleaning initiative in 1982, and it was the first of its kind in Colorado. Local farmers call Community Food Share when there’s extra produce in their fields, our volunteers harvest it, and we distribute the just-picked fruits and vegetables through our programs and Partner Agencies.
Gleaning helps us source fresh, local produce for our participants — and it’s one way that we help prevent food waste, because we typically harvest crops that would otherwise go unharvested.