Citrus Gleaning (Seasonal)

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Citrus Gleaning (Seasonal) 1

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 13th, 2020 thru April 30th, 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 13th.  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 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd:

 

  • 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

 

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

Please click the link above for your registration if you are within the applicable zip codes.  You will receive a registration notification as soon as you submit. For further inquiries email  citrus@firstfoodbank.org or call (602) 343-5658.