We are OPEN!

January 25, 2022

Dear volunteers and SWO Gleaners' supporters,

The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners will re-open to volunteers on Monday, Jan. 31st. We are excited to get back at production after a 3 week shutdown.
volunteers must be at least double vaccinated from COVID-19
no formal coffee break (volunteers can bring their own snack and take break on their own)
2 shifts: 8-10am and 10-12Noon
if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please do not come
if you have been exposed to anyone who has had these symptoms 48 hours prior to your shift, please do not come
We continue to do all we can to protect our staff, volunteers and community from spreading COVID.
We welcome past volunteers, and always have room for new volunteers! Hope to see you soon!

Sincerely,

Joel Epp
General Manager

COVID-19 POLICY HERE 

Donations

HL Tiessen Foundation Grant

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Education

100 Huntley Street Interview with Tina Quiring

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Distribution

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Distribution

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Distribution

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Distribution

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Distribution

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