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.



June 11, 2020
Volunteers and Supporters of SWO Gleaners
COVID-19 Important Re-OPEN Notice

We are currently finishing up week 1 of our re-opening. We purposely had just a few volunteers each day to help with packaging. This coming week, we want to get back on our processing line where we can have a few more daily volunteers. If you are interested in coming back to volunteer or would like to start, please let us know so we can schedule you.

Part of our safety measures for COVID 19 includes having 2 morning shifts, Monday-Friday: 8-10 and 10-12 (The Tuesday afternoon shift will be cancelled for now). Please let us know which of the shifts and which day you can attend.

Other safety measures includes having less people on the line to insure physical distancing. We are also providing masks and face shields which are mandatory. We have taken many measures to keep staff, volunteers and the food safe.

If you are not well and are feeling any symptoms of COVID 19, or if you have been around anyone who has or may have COVID 19, you will not be allowed to volunteer at this time. We ask you to self-assess and make sure you are fit to volunteer and are not at high risk of getting the virus.

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call me.

Thank you for all your patience during this unprecedented time. We continue to pray for those who are sick and struggling with this virus. We assure you that the health and safety of all our volunteers is of utmost importance.


Joel Epp
General Manager,
Southwestern Ontario Gleaners

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