As an essential food
processing company we are open.

October, 25, 2021
All staff, volunteers and visitors must be double vaccinated against COVID-19.

Effective Monday October 25, 2021, the SWO Gleaners will mandate that all staff, volunteers and visitors be double vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of double vaccination will have to be shown to enter the building.

With only fully vaccinated people coming into our facility, the plan is to return to an 8am-12noon shift and have a sit-down coffee break in between.  Social Distancing and other COVID protocols will continue to be in place.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors continues to be our first priority and so we continue to encourage all to be vaccinated. With this vaccine mandate policy in place, we will be able to increase our capacity resulting in increased production, and more people receiving our vegetable mix.

If you have any questions, please direct them to the General Manager, Joel Epp. Thank you for your ongoing support of the Southwestern Ontario Gleaners.

Joel Epp, General Manager


Honey Foundation Donation

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The SWO Gleaners organization was one of five organizations that recently received a grant from the Honey Family Foundation Fund.

The Southwestern Ontario Gleaners was awarded $10,000 to help them support food security in Essex County. The funding will be used to purchase supplemental ingredients such as split peas, lentils, and barley. This will serve to further the nutritional value provided in the Gleaner’s dehydrated soup mix.

The SWO Gleaner’s Soup Mix will be distributed throughout food banks and soup kitchens in Essex County to provide a source of nutritious food for people in need.

“On behalf of the WECF we want to thank Mr. Honey for selecting us to be the steward of his philanthropic goals. His generosity continues to inspire all of us, and we are honoured to assist and work alongside him with his charitable goals as he continues to touch the lives of many individuals within Essex County through the Honey Family Foundation Fund. We look forward to seeing the positive impact this investment will have for these five organizations and our community.” – Lisa Kolody, The WECF Executive Director

Joel Epp
General Manager

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