As an essential food
processing company we are open.

October, 25, 2021
All staff, volunteers and visitors must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

Effective Monday October 25, 2021, the SWO Gleaners will mandate that all staff, volunteers and visitors be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of double vaccination will have to be shown to enter the building.

With only fully vaccinated people coming into our facility, the plan is to return to an 8am-12noon shift and have a sit-down coffee break in between.  Social Distancing and other COVID protocols will continue to be in place.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors continues to be our first priority and so we continue to encourage all to be vaccinated. With this vaccine mandate policy in place, we will be able to increase our capacity resulting in increased production, and more people receiving our vegetable mix.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the General Manager, Joel Epp. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners.

Sincerely,
Joel Epp, General Manager

COVID-19 POLICY HERE 

2021 Food Distribution Report

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Through our distribution partners, dehydrated vegetable mix and apple snacks are shipped to food agencies around the world. We are grateful that surplus produce from Southwestern Ontario can be used to aid people both locally and internationally.

List of Distribution Partners, amount donated from SWO Gleaners and location of shipments:

Canadian Food for Children – 882,000 servings to Central America and Africa (various countries)

Loads of Love – 648,000 servings to Liberia, Rwanda and Ukraine

Speroway – 625,000 servings to Central America (various countries)

Regional Food Distribution Association – 32,000 servings to Northern Ontario and Saskatchewan

St. Michael’s Church – 13,460 servings to Leamington

Kingsville Food Bank – 9,340 servings to Kingsville

Knox Soup Cellar & Pantry – 6,760 servings to Wallaceburg

Harrow Food Bank – 4,000 servings to Harrow

Street Help – 2,000 servings to Windsor

In total, year to date as of Nov. 1st, 2,305,000 servings of vegetable mix and apple snacks have been distributed.

We are projected to surpass the 3 million mark by year’s end.

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