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SoVTYPs Food Rescue: Apple Gleaning for VT Foodbank

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

gleaning vt foodbank
We may or may not have had to look it up too. Gleaning is the act of collecting excess produce from farm fields that might otherwise go to waste. In this SoVTYP volunteer event, you’ll spend an afternoon at a beautiful apple orchard and help to provide healthy, local food to Vermonters who are at risk of hunger.
The Vermont Foodbank will be with you on the ground, giving you an overview of what gleaning is, how to glean particular crops, and how what you’re doing fits into the local food system.
Please Note: You must register as a VT Foodbank volunteer and complete a VOSHA training in order to participate in this event. Masks and gloves will be required (gloves will be provided when you arrive). Participants must maintain social distance, and the event will be capped at 8 participants, so make sure to register early!
  1. Register as a Foodbank volunteer and fill out the volunteer application to create an account with them. Folks should click the “Create New Account” button at the bottom if you’ve never volunteered with the Foodbank before (~5 minutes): https://vtfoodbank.volunteerhub.com/account/signin?returnUrl=%2f
  2. The join code for members to access the event is “SVYPGLEAN”. Anyone who is completing a new volunteer application for the first time should have the option to enter the join code during the application process and anyone who is already approved for volunteering can enter the join code by clicking the “Enter Join Code” option on the dropdown menu under their name (User names are located in the top right corner of the screen, next to the search icon).
  3. After you have entered the join code you should have access to register for the event on the 20th and once you register you’ll receive a confirmation email from VT Foodbank so that you know you’ve successfully reserved a spot  **There is also a waitlist function so that we can track how many folks are interested, if it exceeds our current 8 person limit.
  4. Complete the state of Vermont’s VOSHA online training and then email your completion certificate to at zhebert@vtfoodbank.org (This process takes about 10 minutes): https://labor.vermont.gov/document/protecting-safety-and-health-workers-vosha


September 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sarah Lang


Leach Road Farm
335 Leach Road
Saxtons River, Vermont 05154
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