Monday, January 6, 2014

Recap: Apple Glean at SLO Creek Farms

Thanks to all who came to the apple farm to pick for the Food Bank’s GleanSLO program. The weather was lovely, and the kids seemed to have a great time gleaning! We picked over 500 pounds of apples which were distributed to families in need. In addition, the slightly blemished apples were used in applesauce canning workshops held throughout the county.

Jen Miller, the GleanSLO Program Manager, said it best: “We love it when kids begin to understand the journey of their food, whether it's knowing their farmer, how their food is grown or picking it themselves. This is how we strengthen and nurture relationships within our community and with the food we eat. When our neighbors are hungry, we all feel it. We belong to each other. Thank you for exposing your kids to this message and thank you for your support of the Food Bank and your commitment to making sure that everyone in our community has access to fresh, local food.”