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 

VOLUNTEER

Join our volunteer team and help make a difference

We Need You

INDIVIDUALS
We have many volunteer positions. We also require people that have experience with food processing and food equipment

SCHOOL GROUPS
High schools students are able to achieve their 40-hour community service requirement. We welcome many school groups

EMPLOYEE GROUPS
Local businesses support volunteer community activity days for their employees. Talk with your co-workers about joining us!

ORGANIZATIONS
Staff and volunteers associated with other mission-driven organizations come together to help us feed the hungry.

SENIOR GROUPS
Local seniors are generous with their time and enjoy coming together to help us work on purposeful food relief activities.

CHURCH GROUPS
Many faith-based groups enjoy volunteering with us and working on our shared mission, to help those in need.

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Local volunteers are the lifeblood of our facility’s production, packaging and shipping production.

Help us to help others locally & internationally

PRODUCTION

We appreciate our volunteers!
Local volunteers are the lifeblood of our facility’s production, packaging and shipping production.

Individuals, organizations, charity groups, high schools, faith-based groups, and employee groups all work together to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

We require 30 volunteers to work Monday to Friday (ages 14 and up) to keep our production line moving. Production volunteers work 8:00 am -11:30 am. All necessary equipment such as aprons, knives, gloves, and hairnets are supplied.
Fresh baked goods and refreshments are enjoyed daily.

Packaging

Volunteers package and seal our vegetable mix and fruit snack mix following high standards of quality care.

Once donated produce is cleaned and sorted, it goes through an extensive preparation process. This includes deep cleaning, dicing, drying, and dehydration.

Lastly, mixes are carefully measured, labeled, and packaged.

Shipping

The work at Southwestern Ontario Gleaners is purpose-driven and volunteer based. Everything we do leads up to providing nourishing food to those who are hungry.

Along with our food distribution partners, we participate in Food Relief Efforts worldwide, including remote northern areas of Canada.

Each year we increase our distribution outreach locations and expand our food mix production.

HELP US PROVIDE MEALS!

where we are

40 Industrial Rd.,
Leamington ON
N8H 4W4

519-326-7687

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