Harvests and Other Events

GleanSLO has now resumed all harvest activities in a limited capacity and with added safety protocols- see harvest sign up info for more details!


If you are hoping to support our efforts during this time, please consider making a monetary donation to the food bank here.

Before signing up for an event, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Each adult must sign up separately for events. To sign up for an event, click on the 'Sign up for this event' button. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation letter with the exact address and detailed information about the event. If the roster is full, your name will be added to a waiting list and you will receive an email if anyone ahead of you cancels their spot.

Move the mouse over harvests on the calendar to see details and a sign up link below the calendar. Green harvests have roster openings left; yellow harvests have a waiting list. If you are using a smart phone you may have to scroll the top half of the page to see everything.

 

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Jul 2
pluots
strawberries
 
 
Jul 3
plums
assorted
 
 
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When Crop or task General
location
Thursday, Jul 2
10:00 AM
pluots Arroyo Grande
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
4 4 0  
This is a neighborhood harvest of stone fruit in Arroyo Grande. Ladders will be necessary to reach some of the fruit! ***Gloves, masks, and social distance will be required during the harvest. Adult volunteers only, please!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Thursday, Jul 2
10:00 AM
strawberries
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
7 7 2  
This is a harvest of strawberries from the strawberry center at Cal Poly! ***PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO MEET THOROUGHLY- THE ADDRESS FOR THE FIELD WILL TAKE YOU TO THE WRONG LOCATION*** Gloves, masks, and social distance will be required during the harvest. Adults and teens only, please!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Friday, Jul 3
9:00 AM
plums AG, off Los Berros
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
8 8 0  
This is a glean of plums from a home in Arroyo Grande- note that ladders and pole pickers will be required to harvest most of the fruit.***Gloves, masks, and social distance will be required during the harvest. Adults and teens only, please!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Friday, Jul 3
6:00 PM
assorted SLO, behind airport
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
8 8 0  
This is a harvest at Firstfruits Farm in San Luis Obispo. Firstfruits is a volunteer-run farm that partners closely with GleanSLO to harvest and distribute all the produce they grow to those in need. Kids welcome! ***Gloves, masks, and social distance will be required during the harvest.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.

 

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Year Pounds of food that would otherwise have gone to waste
2020 103,922
2019 229,095
2018 231,377
2017 279,830
2016 243,312
2015 209,013
2014 200,092
2013 212,109
2012 99,165
2011 37,988
2010 22,000