Citrus Gleaning for United Food Bank

  • April 6, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Help the elderly and disabled glean citrus from their trees, and help United Food Bank provide nutritious food to people in need.

This is a fun, family-friendly project (minimum age 9) with United Food Bank, serving the greater East Valley and Eastern Arizona, as a member of the Association of Arizona Food Banks, and a Feeding America affiliate.

ACTIVITIES
Volunteers will pick fruit from this resident's 7 citrus trees using gleaning poles with baskets, then collect the citrus in buckets, and carry and empty the buckets into large bins. There is no tree/ladder-climbing necessary, or allowed.

AGE GUIDELINES
Kids 9 and older, in the presence of a guardian, can hand pick low-hanging fruit, and collect fruit that has fallen to the ground during the gleaning process.

ATTIRE
For protection against scratches from branches and thorns, please bring gloves, if you have them, and wear long-sleeved shirts, full-length pants, closed-toed shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty or snagged. Hats and sunglasses or safety goggles are recommended for protection from dust and debris particles.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. UNITED FOOD BANK APPLICATION/WAIVER
    Please print, complete, and bring with you, this two-page United Food Bank Application & Waiver
  2. GLOVES, HAT & SUNGLASSES (Water will be provided)

NAMETAGS
We will be making nametags, so if you are bringing a guest, please put their name in the comment section. At the end of the event, please return the nametags to the sign-in table so they may be used at future events.

 

Hope to see you for this fun event!

 

Phoenix Philanthropists Attendance Policy:
We understand that plans change and emergencies come up. If you RSVP YES but can no longer attend, PLEASE change your RSVP ASAP. Our charity partners rely on us to attend when we say we will and our attendance policy is intended to ensure we can meet our charity partners' expectations. Please give as much prior notice as possible, but at a minimum of 2 hours notice for this event before canceling. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/month or 6 No Call No Shows/year, you will be removed from the Phoenix Philanthropists Meetup. Please understand this policy is not intended to penalize our philanthropists, but to ensure we maintain good relationships with our charity partners and can give the most back to our community.

 

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  • Nick N.

    Fastest Gleaning ever!

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Lori

      ...thanks to such fantastic volunteers! It was wonderful to meet you and your lovely difference-making and gleaning extraordinaire family! Thanks so much for coming out! Hope to see you all again soon!

      April 7, 2013

  • Lori

    Thank you to each and every one of you for coming out on this beautiful morning to share your super-extraordinary and incredibly amazing volunteer generosity & skills, and your bionic energy! What a fantastic team! You made a wonderful difference for the lovely homeowners, and for so many less fortunate folks in our community. Pictures are now posted. Have a great weekend, Everyone!

    April 6, 2013

  • Nick N.

    I may have one more. I'll update it when i know for sure!

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • Lori

      That's wonderful, Nick! Please put the first names of your guests here in comments so we can make nametags. Thanks for joining us!

      April 5, 2013

    • Nick N.

      Joshua, Araceli, Alyssa

      April 6, 2013

  • Nick N.

    Joshua, Araceli, Alyssa

    April 6, 2013

  • Juan M.

    Hey, I'm sorry but I won't be able to make it this time. This is a bummer because last time was a lot of fun. I have a time conflict with a meeting and won't be able to go.

    April 5, 2013

    • Lori

      Thanks for letting us know. We'll sure miss ya! Hope to see you soon on another great project!

      April 5, 2013

  • Sue

    If anyone is coming from North Phoenix and wants to carpool, let me know!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another close one, good!

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • Lori

      Looking forward to seeing you there!

      March 19, 2013

  • Jan K

    Sorry, participating in the National Day of Action that morning.

    March 19, 2013

    • Lori

      Will sure miss you and your sis, but so happy they'll have you on that other wonderful project! Hope to see you soon!

      March 19, 2013

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