Thank you Kindred Credit Union!

In early February, Tina Quiring (Chair, Director) and Vern Toews (Fundraising Chair) were delighted to receive a generous donation of $4,000.00 from the Leamington Branch of the Kindred Credit Union on behalf of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners. These funds will be directed toward the costs needed to purchase a high-quality food sanitation washing machine. In 2017, thanks to our generous local food growers, we were able to produce vegetable and snack mixes equivalent to 3 million servings. Maintaining a food …

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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. For Beverly Hadland, the ambassador to First Peoples for the Crossroads Christian Communications organization, the donation of food represents an …

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Indigenous Community Of Thunder Bay Is Thanking Leamington

A 22-kilogram bag of carrots from Leamington, Ont. traveled more than 1,000 kilometers by road and another 500 kilometers by air before it landed in Lance Baxter’s arms. The bulky bag was part of a food shipment that would usually cost thousands of dollars to get to Marten Falls First Nation, a remote northern Ontario community where about 400 people were in need of fresh food. “My community is in crisis right now,” said Baxter, after unloading skids of food from a North Star Air …

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Meet The Staff

At the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, located in Leamington, we have a small and very dedicated staff. Together they are pillars of strength for the organization and they keep things moving forward consistently and smoothly. We rely on our volunteers every day and along with our staff, we are happy to report that we are growing and increasing our overall production. The more we produce, the more we are able to help lessen hunger worldwide. If you would like to learn …

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Shipment Sent To Nunavut

We are delighted to be assisting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This is the first time, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, has included our soup mix in their North of 60 program. In September 2016, a large shipment was received in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut.

Shipment Flys To Sandy Lake

On Friday morning, 10,000 pounds — or 4,536 kilograms — of food was loaded onto a Wasaya Hawker Siddeley 748 plane to fly to Sandy Lake, a First Nation community. The use of plane was donated by the First Nations-owned airline. Wasaya Airways, Erb Trucking and the Trucks for Change network have all been instrumental in getting the donated food to its final destination. Southwestern Ontario Gleaners donated a huge shipment of soup mix, snacks, and fresh produce.  On Friday’s Superior Morning broadcast, Sandy …

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Slicing And Dicing Miracles

 Young And Old Every weekday at 8 a.m. a group of dedicated seniors put on hair nets, slide on sanitary gloves and grab a seat beside a rotating conveyer belt.  On that belt, are not-so-pretty peppers and those oversized carrots that growers may not be able to sell to grocery store suppliers.  “What we do here gives life to many people,” said Tina Quiring, Chair of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners in Leamington.  She helped start this chapter about five …

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Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is a registered charity. All donations support our mission-driven objectives and activities to feed the hungry worldwide. We transform unmarketable surplus vegetable produce and fruit into dehydrated soup mix and fruit snacks. 


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  • 40 Industrial Rd., Leamington ON N8H 4W4

Distribution Areas

Our food mixes are distributed locally, nationally, and internationally for food relief efforts.

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