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 

ABOUT US

We have a dedicated board of directors, staff, community volunteers, local farmers, and other distribution partners

Who we are

Our Staff

We have a resourceful & dedicated staff team

Joel Epp
General Manager

Dilan Ricci-Adams

Production Assistant

Clarence Terpstra

Assistant Manager Production

Our Board

Tamara Stomp – Chairperson
Phil Farbota -Vice-Chariperson
Tina Quiring -Treasurer
Alison Klassen – Secretary

Members:
Susan Ross, David Dent, Dave Campbell, Art Krueger, Greg Tiessen, John Riedl, Vern Toews

Help us to help others locally & internationally

what we do

Feed those in need

1,000,000,000
People are affected by hunger worldwide.
We make dehydrated soup and fruit mixes for international distribution.

Reduce food waste

25 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables in Ontario is usually plowed back into the soil or sent for disposal.
We make use of this good produce, thereby reducing waste.

Help us to help others locally & internationally

How we help

produce is donated

We are thankful to local growers who donate their unmarketable produce to our facility! These donated vegetables and fruits enable us to manufacture dehydrated vegetable mix and fruit snacks.

Food mix is created

Nutritious packaged food mixes have a long shelf-life which allows us to participate in food rescue initiatives to feed those who are hungry locally, nationally, and internationally.

Help us to help others locally & internationally

where we are

40 Industrial Rd.,
Leamington ON
N8H 4W4

519-326-7687

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