Citrus Gleaning (Seasonal)

Citrus Gleaning (Seasonal)

Gleaning Information

Citrus drop-off donations from all zip codes ended on April 29, 2022.

  • If you live in one of the following zip codes (85351, 85373, 85374, 85375) you can sign up to have your citrus trees gleaned in 2023, at no cost to you, by one of our volunteer gleaning crews.

  • Please note, that we cannot guarentee that your trees will be gleaned, even if you register, depending in the availability of gleaning volunteers.
  • Online registration for these zip codes will begin on Saturday October 1, 2022, and end Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
  • The gleaning season in the West Valley will start on Monday, January 9, 2023, and end on Friday March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Timothy at (602) 343-5658 or

Changes in Citrus Gleaning

We anticipate having a very limited number of volunteers to glean in 2023 and we are not sure of how much we would be able to do. Registration with St. Mary’s Food Bank does not guarantee that we will be able to glean your trees. We recommend looking for alternative means to glean your trees in advance.

To accommodate the anticipated volunteer shortfall and still gather as much citrus from the homeowners where we previously were able to provide volunteer gleaning services, we will be partnering with two churches to host Citrus Saturday drop offs. We will have St. Mary’s Food Bank staff and trucks ready to accept your donations at the following locations and dates.

If you have any questions, please contact Timothy at (602)343-5658 or

Citrus Saturdays!

Saturdays, February 4th & 11th, 2023
Desert Garden United Church of Christ
18818 N 128th Ave
Sun City West, AZ 85375
9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturdays, February 4th, 11th & 18th, 2023
Shepherd of the Hills UCC
5524 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018
9:00am – 3:00pm

Your citrus is important to us, and we appreciate your donations. We hope you will participate in this collection strategy by dropping off your citrus when we are in your area. Please endeavor to bring clean fruits void of leaves, stems, decay, etc., when dropping off your fruits. Thank you for your understanding.

There will be no charge for citrus gleaning services, however, donations will be greatly appreciated.