Enjoy a few hours on a working farm while helping to feed hungry people in our region. Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank needs your help to glean, or harvest, fresh fruits and vegetables at local family farms. Gleans last about 3 hours, and take place weekdays, Saturdays, and weekday evenings from ?late June through November. The Food Bank provides instruction, tools, water and snacks – volunteers need to provide their own transportation to the farms.? ?
We glean at farms near Cranberry, Mars, Wexford, Evans City, Gibsonia, Butler, Beaver Falls, Bridgeville, and Indiana County. There’s sure to be a farm convenient for you! We welcome individuals, families with children ages 7+, or groups ages 12+.
Ready to get out in the fields? Sign up for our volunteer emails and include “gleaning” as an interest. We’ll send you alerts when the crops are ready to be picked.