Vegetable Picking for Palm Beach County Food Bank
Time & Location
About The Event
Volunteers pick the produce from grower's fields that is left over after the commercial harvest. Well be gleaning tomatoes in Boynton Beach! The recovered produce is then given free of charge to the Palm Beach County Food Bank for distribution. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of produce are recovered each year to feed our hungry neighbors. You can put fresh produce on their plates with just one morning of serving.
ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER AND BRING IT TO THE FIELD WITH THEM. The Waiver can be found here: http://bit.ly/GleaningWaiver
All supplies for gleaning will be provided. CLOSED TOE SHOES ARE REQUIRED. It’s recommended you wear long pants, and bring sunblock & bug spray if desired. Gardening gloves are provided, but if you have a favorite pair at home bring them along. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Children 10 and under must be supervised by an adult. Children under 6 must be within arms' reach of a responsible adult at all times.
DIRECTIONS TO TOMATO GLEANING SITE:
Unfortunately there is not exact address that will lead you to the farm. See you in the fields! For your GPS you can put in Somerset Academy, 9385 West Boynton Beach Boulevard, Boynton Beach to get close. The academy is on the north side of West Boynton Beach Blvd. The field is on the south side of the road and a little East of the Academy.
1.) From I-95 exit on Boynton Beach Blvd. Proceed west. You will pass the turnpike interchange. The first light you come to past the turnpike interchange will be Acme Dairy, the second light will be at Lyons Road, the third light will be at Somerset Academy Road. You will make a U-Turn at Somerset Academy Road. Skip to #3.
2.) From the Turnpike exit on Boynton Beach Blvd west bound. The first light you come to past the turnpike interchange will be Acme Dairy, the second light will be at Lyons Road, the third light will be at Somerset Academy Road. You will make a U-Turn at Somerset Academy Road. Continue directions with #3.
3.) After the U-Turn the field will be on your right in one tenth of a mile. Go past 102nd Pl S. DO NOT TURN ONTO 102nd PL. The entrance to the field is right past the road. Look for gleaning signs.
4.) From 441, head east on Boynton Beach Blvd. You will pass Bethesda Hospital West. After the light at the Somerset Academy the field will be on your right just past 102nd Pl S. Look for gleaning signs.
If you have difficulties, please call Keith at 561-236-8176.
You can learn more about this effort here: http://crosministries.org/gleaning/
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