26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January

26,000 pounds of citrus gleaned in January
“If I think about the overwhelming nature of the hunger problem, it’s so much easier not to do anything. And there are a lot of people who say the problem is so big, nothing we can ever do will fix it. Well, if we all took that position nothing would ever get done. And this is why we are here.”
 
Powerful words from one of our gleaning volunteers! Last month volunteers gleaned 74 citrus trees and filled 15 bins- totaling more than 26,000 pounds of citrus! 26,000 pounds of fresh produce that may have been wasted can now make it into the hands of people who need it. Thank you to everyone who volunteered last month!
 
Want to help? Sign up for an upcoming gleaning shift: volunteer.firstfoodbank.org (use invitation code CG16)