Citrus Gleaning (Seasonal)
Your excess citrus can become important nutrition for Arizona’s hungry throughout the entire state. We are accepting citrus drop off donations from all zip codes at the following locations from January 13, 2020 through April 30, 2020:
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – Phoenix
2831 N. 31st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance – Surprise
13050 W. Elm Street
Surprise, AZ 85378
If you live in one of the following zip codes (85351, 85373, 85374, 85375) you can sign up to have your citrus trees gleaned at no cost by one of our volunteer gleaning crews. Online registration for these zip codes will begin on Monday September 23, 2019 and end Monday December 8, 2019. Please note that the gleaning season in the west valley will start on Monday, January 13, 2020 and end on Tuesday March 31, 2020. Our volunteer gleaning crews will notify homeowners prior to their scheduled gleaning date. The scheduling process is ongoing throughout the entire gleaning season so you may not hear from your assigned volunteer gleaning crew until after January 13. Please note that trees above 25 feet and those with power lines across them will not be gleaned.
MAJOR CHANGES in 2020 CITRUS GLEANING
- Due to the gleaning vendor St. Mary’s Food Bank has hired in the past going out of business, we are unable to glean citrus outside the designated zip codes that our volunteer gleaning crews operate in.
- To accommodate the home owners in zip codes where we previously were able to provide gleaning services (85018, 85251), we will be partnering with Safeway and Shepherd of the Hills to host Citrus Saturday drop offs. You will be able to bring your citrus donations to these locations on Saturdays from 9:00am – 3:00pm on February 1, 8, 15 and 22:
- Safeway drop off location – 4750 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
- Shepherd of the Hills drop off location – 5524 E. Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85018