We are still open.
As an essential food processing company,
we have decided to remain open during this time.

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.

COVID-19 POLICY HERE 

Volunteers

Student Helpers

UMEI students came by and spent time working with the SWO Gleaners soup mix production. Together, the students packaged 178,800 servings of soup mix. This shipment is slated to be sent to Honduras to help the people recover from a recent hurricane. It is always great to see our local young people get involved!

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Donations

Cabbage Surprise

SWO Gleaners is a busy place and every now and then we are delighted with something different. How about a bit of cabbage? Well, that’s what we worked with this week. Our volunteers are always there to help out.

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Distribution

Loads Of Love

We were not short on volunteers which reflects the kindness of our community. In fact, there were so many helping hands that this large container was packed up and ready to roll in a mere 5 hours – which sets a new record! This container is set to arrive in Ukraine in December. Altogether we were able to send 420

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Donations

How About Those Apples!

Each year thanks to our generous suppliers we are able to make delicious apple snacks for those in need of food support. Abe from Thiessen Apple Orchards loaded us with apples and we offer our thanks to Andrew and Krissy for their donation. Apples are dried and distributed as apple snacks to people in our community and afar. Thanks also

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Volunteers

Canada Summer Jobs Program

Thanks to our students who participated in the Canada Summer Jobs Program with us this summer. Thanks also to the office of MP Dave Epp for helping us with the application. We will miss Mohamad, Amelie, and Mahmoud, and wish them well as they go back to school and work this Fall.

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Donations

New Truck Thanks To Farm Credit Canada

Thanks to Farm Credit Canada for grant funds to enabled us to purchase a new delivery truck. News Release – FCC contributes $1.5 million to 92 community projects across Canada Regina, Saskatchewan, September 8, 2020 – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 92 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects.

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Donations

24-Hour Glean-a-thon

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

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Donations

HL Tiessen Foundation Grant

On behalf of Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, TIna Quiring, Treasurer was pleased to accept a generous grant from the HL Tiessen Foundation to support our ongoing work to help those in need of food relief. GOLF TOURNAMENT AIDS LOCAL GROUPS The recent charity golf tournament, Swinging for the Community, organized by the HL Tiessen Foundation raised $48,000 for four different community

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Education

100 Huntley Street Interview with Tina Quiring

Tina Quiring, chair of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, was interviewed on Wednesday, March 27th on the popular television talk show, 100 Huntley Street. Working to Eliminate World Hunger Show host, Cheryl Weber, asked Tina Quiring if her vision to eliminate world hunger was possible. Tina replied without hesitation “it is absolutely possible, there is no doubt in my mind …all

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Distribution

Huge Food Donation Benefits North

On Nov. 24, 2017, roughly $50,000 in fresh veggies and dehydrated soup was delivered in the Gateway to the North through the generosity of a variety of organizations. The donations are to be split between communities in the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN), Montreal Lake, as well as The Full Gospel Outreach Centre, S.H.A.R.E and the Prince Albert Food Bank.

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