Gleaning Season Kicks off with a bang!
Nearly 1,000 pounds picked at our 1st commercial gleaning!
Gleaning is finally here! 24 excited volunteers joined on the first gleaning of the season, and together, we picked 969 pounds of cherries for those in need!
You can see photos of that event and others on our facebook page here. It was a great event and we hope you can join us this season.
Last season, we had over 214 volunteers participate during the year, and we're hoping to eclipse that mark by having more volunteers join us. If you want to sign up to glean, it's easy. Just put in your email and first and last name in the box to the left and you'll be signed up to receive gleaning alerts with further instructions on how to participate.
Hope to see you in the field soon!
Fields of Grace was established in April 2006 as a ministry at West Side Church in Richland, WA. The program began when 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities voiced a need for fresh produce for area food banks and area farmers wanted to donate a portion of their crops, but lacked the resources to pick the additional produce.
We provide the hands of service that pick the fruits and vegetables for residents in need. Since its inception, the ministry has trained over 1,000 volunteers who have logged over 8,000 hours of service to harvest nearly 900,000 pounds of produce. This produce has included apples, sweet corn, carrots, sweet cherries, apricots, plums, grapes, prunes, tomatoes, potatoes, among other fruits and vegetables. In total, Fields of Grace has provided over 2.5 million individual servings of healthy fruits and vegetables.
Fields of Grace office is located at:
Cathedral of Joy
1153 Gage Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1766, Richland, WA 99352