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 

24-Hour Glean-a-thon

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Over 100 Rotarians from Windsor Essex Clubs, Areas 9 and 10 participated in the 2nd Annual 24 hour Glean-a-thon at the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners. They chopped and peeled thousands of pounds of potatoes and peppers to make dehydrated soup mix to help combat food insecurity.

Dedicated to helping feed the hungry, Rotarians are proud of their efforts that will see the product used for distribution to community partners right here in our local area, across the country, as well as internationally. Relief Agencies in Zambia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ukraine, and other places around the world distribute this soup mix to people in need.

Rotarians, family and friends all worked together at the SWO Gleaners in Leamington, starting on Friday, August 21 at 4pm and finishing up on Saturday, August 22 at 4pm.

Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is a dedicated charitable organization that provides free dehydrated vegetable mix and fruit snacks for distribution to reputable relief agencies around the world. The unmarketable fruits and vegetables are donated by local growers, and volunteers carefully prepare the produce to be mechanically cleaned, diced, dried, and packaged for distribution.

Article from Sunpoint Sun Sep. 2, 2020

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