As an essential food
processing company we are open.

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 

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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Distribution

Indigenous Community Of Thunder Bay

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

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Distribution

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.

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Distribution

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

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Distribution

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

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