The Community Food Bank is offering to pick surplus citrus from homes and businesses in some areas.  This service is known as “Gleaning” or harvesting food that would otherwise go unused.

“It’s an easy way for someone to help their neighbors in need during these difficult economic times,” said Michael McDonald, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank.  “There are thousands of orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees with citrus products that go to waste each year.  These items can go a long way to help feed the hungry in our community.”

We will begin accepting phone calls on December 26 to schedule gleaning dates in 2014. The actual gleaning program will begin on January 21 and end on April 30th.

If families can pick their own citrus and bring it to the food bank, it will increase the amount of “Gleaning” the Food Bank can do this season.  You can also drop off citrus donations at one of our Citrus Saturday events.

For More Information and to arrange gleaning contact Lou Medran, Food Drive and Gleaning Coordinator.
Phone: 520-449-8340 or 1-800-950-8681 x280