Citrus drop-off donations will be accepted from all zip codes
at the below St. Mary's Food Bank locations
from January 8, 2024, through April 30, 2024, Monday through Friday:
If you live in any 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. The gleaning season in the West Valley will start on Monday, January 8, 2024, and end on Friday March 29, 2024.
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 8. Please note that trees above 25 feet and those with power lines across them will not be gleaned.
Changes in Citrus Gleaning
We anticipate having a very limited number of volunteers to glean in 2024 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:
- Desert Garden United Church of Christ: 18818 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West, AZ 85375 (Saturdays, February 3 & 10, 2024 from 9:00am – 3:00pm)
- Shepherd of the Hills UCC: 5524 E. Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Saturdays, February 3, 10, and 17, 2024 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.)
If you have any questions, please contact Timothy at (602)343-5658 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no charge for citrus gleaning services, however, donations will be greatly appreciated.
If you live in the designated zip codes (85351, 85373, 85374, 85375), please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.