The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners recently held an Open House and BBQ to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Thanks to amazing volunteers and donors, the SWO Gleaners has progressively increased their production and expects to distribute close to 5 million servings of dried soup mix and apple snacks this year alone.
Over the years, close to 24 million servings of nutritious soup have been distributed locally and internationally all using local surplus produce. Local and provincial food banks and other charities receive and distribute their product to people in need. Internationally the product has gone all around the world from Haiti to Ukraine, and various countries in Africa and Central America.
Unfortunately, the demand for food support continues to increase. Thank you to all volunteers, donors, and supporters! You are truly making a difference.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Joel at 519-326-7687 or [email protected].
In the photo: M.P. Dave Epp presents a Certificate of Congratulations to Joel Epp, GM, along with volunteers from the SWO Gleaners, Susan Ross, Alison Klassen, Neil Quiring, Tina Quiring, and Linda Glass.