We are right in the middle of Glean-A-Mania week! Maybe you've been following along and watching the pounds climb higher and higher since Saturday... Maybe you just checked for the first time this week and were unaware of just how much food we've gleaned in the past 5 days... We've been keeping track!
We still have a few gleans left this week, so these numbers are not the final tallies, but here are the poundage totals for September 9-13 and details on where all this good food came from. Remember, all pledges can be capped at 7,500 pounds. (Ex: a penny-per-pound pledge can be capped at $75.)
Adams County = 7,685 pounds
- 1,500 pounds of apples from Peters Orchards
- 3,000 pounds of peaches, 230 lbs of kale, peppers, squash, and eggplant from McCleaf's Orchard
- 700 pounds of apples from Rice Fruit Company
- 30 pounds of green beans from Hollabaugh Bros
- 194 pounds of pumpkins, carrots, tomatoes, summer squash, green beans, and peppers from #adamscountypa backyard gardeners
- 2,000 pounds of corn from a private donor
- 31 pounds of veggies from backyard gardeners. Veggies include: peppers, acorn squash, tomatoes, beets, radishes, kale, and lettuce!
- In Adams County, so far this week, we've delivered food to: Casa de la Cultura, El Centro After School Program, Upper Adams Senior Center, Family First Health, East Berlin Community Center, Gettysburg Soup Kitchen, Fahnestock House, McSherrystown Senior Center, Fairfield Senior Center, McSherrystown WIC office, Hanover Council of Churches, God's Meal Barrel. SpiriTrust Lutheran, with the help of 8 Food Mover volunteers.
Franklin County = 8,198 pounds
- 3,000 pounds of apples from Adams County Nursery
- 1,800 pounds of winter squash from Benedict's Produce Farm
- 2,100 pounds of watermelon from Country Creek Produce Farm
- 1,000 pounds peaches, 126 pounds sweet peppers, 14 pounds hot peppers from 78 Acres
- 110 lbs of sweet peppers, 18 lbs of hot peppers, and 30 lbs of sweet corn from Andrews Farm Mairket
- In Franklin County, so far this week, we've distributed gleaned produce to: Diaper Depot at Central Presbyterian Church, The Storehouse Community Food Pantry in Greencastle, the Chambersburg Homeless Shelter, Mama Tribe, the SCCAP Produce Stand, Waynesboro Community & Human Services, WIC offices in Waynesboro and Chambersburg, Pete's Pantry at Salem United Brethren Church, the free breakfast at Trinity Episcopal Church, Hungry Hearts at First United Methodist Church, and St. Vincent de Paul.
And don't forget about the Watermelon After Party happening on Friday at Caledonia State Park from 5-7pm. Everyone is invited to hear the totals and celebrate our success with fresh, local watermelon! All the juicy details here.