As an essential food
processing company we are open.

On Thursday, April 8, 2021 the provincial government issued a stay-at-home order for all of Ontario. 

As we are an essential food processing company, we have decided to remain open during this time. Volunteers are still welcome to come if they are willing. 

We have adjusted our protocols even further to cap off the amount of volunteers per shift at ten. All volunteers must notify the office and be scheduled if they wish to continue on their regular shift.  For other business or information please call or email rather than stopping in at this time.

We have important work to do. The demand for our product locally and internationally is at an all-time high. 

Safety of our volunteers is our top priority. We will continue to supply all volunteers with mandatory personal protective equipment and social distancing measures. Please call or email the office to let us know that you wish to continue to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, there is a few more spots left during a few of the shifts. Shifts remain Monday to Friday 8-10am and 10-12noon.


40 Industrial Rd

Leamington, ON N8H 4W4

(519) 326-7687

Inquiries Welcome

Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00

Excluding Holidays

Distribution Highlights 2020

Distribution numbers reduced and impacted due to COVID-19 pandemic



lbs/Fresh Produce

Diverted From Landfill

lbs/Fresh Produce

Shared/Northern Canada

lbs/Fresh Produce


Our Mission

Feed Those In Need

The SWO Gleaners is a dedicated interdenominational charitable organization that provides FREE dehydrated vegetable mix and dehydrated fruit snacks for distribution to community partners and reputable relief agencies around the world.

Our Recent Happenings

Honey Family Foundation Grant Recipient

The SWO Gleaners organization was one of five organizations that recently received a grant from the Honey Family Foundation Fund.

The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners was awarded $10,000 to help them support food security in Essex County. The funding will be used to purchase supplemental ingredients such as split peas, lentils, and barley. This will serve to further the nutritional value provided in the Gleaner’s dehydrated soup mix.

The SWO Gleaner’s Soup Mix will be distributed throughout food banks and soup kitchens in Essex County to provide a source of nutritious food for people in need.

“On behalf of the WECF we want to thank Mr. Honey for selecting us to be the steward of his philanthropic goals. His generosity continues to inspire all of us, and we are honoured to assist and work alongside him with his charitable goals as he continues to touch the lives of many individuals within Essex County through the Honey Family Foundation Fund. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this investment will have for these five organizations and our community.” – Lisa Kolody, The WECF Executive Director

Joel Epp
General Manager

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2021 Production Statistics

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