'Tis the Season for Holiday Giving
Wondering how you can support The Gleaning Project through the winter months?
Here's what one group of Adams County Gleaners is doing to help feed our community this holiday season:
I started to view this opportunity to volunteer as a way to honor my grandparents: 'Waste not, want not' they often said to me.
With 10 people cooking in their kitchens, and an additional 4 others that volunteered extra crock pots, muffin tins, and sweet bread pans, we ended up providing South Central Community Action Programs with 123 quarts size bags of pumpkin puree, 26 bags of homemade applesauce, 8 dozen pumpkin muffins, and 5 loaves of pumpkin bread.
Sonja and her Thrivent Action Team have been the source of so many smiles at our Adams County Produce Stand (153. N Stratton St Gettysburg). Folks who simply don't have time to process pumpkins have been ecstatic to receive ready-made bags of fresh local pumpkin puree for their favorite recipes. She even provided an awesome recipe for pumpkin pancakes!
Pumpkin Pancakes: Just add half a cup of pumpkin puree to every 2 cups of dry pancake mix. Cook the pancakes on a griddle at a slightly lower temperature than called for on the box mix. Flip when edges have started to solidify and air bubbles show in the pancake. Once finished cooking, add some maple syrup, peach preserves, or applesauce and enjoy your tasty, nutrient rich breakfast!
When we connect our community, we can move mountains.
As we reflect on the 2016 season, we want to thank our volunteers and share what you have accomplished for our organization and for our community. With over 1,000 volunteers this year alone, we know we have a lot of stories to tell. Share your favorite memory with us… about what you enjoyed, what scared you, what surprised you, what pushed you out of your comfort zone… you name it, we’ll share it!
Send us your memories! Via Facebook: www.facebook.com/thegleaningprojectscpa Share pictures to our instagram: @the_gleaning_project Or send a story to our email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will feature it on our blog. Want to be anonymous? No problem.
Interested in volunteering for The Gleaning Project during the winter months? Check out the volunteer section of our website to see how you can get involved and shoot us an email or phone call so we can get you started! Bridget in the Adams County Office: 717-334-7634 x 162 Jay in the Franklin County Office: 717-492-6269
Thanks again to each and every one of you who has spent time to help reduce food loss and end hunger in South Central Pennsylvania. We couldn't do this without you.