Visalia Gleaning Seniors at a Glance

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors started in 1976, clearing fields of unpicked vegetables and orchards of unused fruit.  Today, while they no longer actually glean the fields, members continue to provide themselves and their peers with vegetables and fruit, and quite a bit more.  The concept started in Sacramento one year earlier. It was such a success, Visalia, being in the heart of the agricultural world, formed its own chapter on the same concept.
 

The motto is “Community Helping Seniors”  
 

Visalia Gleaning Seniors receive fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts all year long, as well as baked goods, and more.  Farmers and packinghouses donate food to the Gleaners.  As the association is non-profit, their donations are tax-deductible.  Due to its location, between Visalia and Farmersville, Visalia Gleaning Seniors also receives baked goods from Svenhard’s Swedish Bakery, located in nearby Exeter, and other foods from grocery stores.
 

Gleaner volunteers sort the donations and deliver them to 13 distribution points within Visalia and in Farmersville.  Members may pick up anything they want, or need, from those locations.  Manned four, five, and sometimes six days per week, the manager at each distribution location has a list of nearby members to call and let them know what is coming or has come in that particular day.

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Our Mission

The mission and objective of the Visalia Gleaning Seniors are to glean surplus food from every available source for distribution among the membership (seniors 45 years and older) and other non-profit charitable organizations in a fair and equitable manner.

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Food Donation Drop-Off

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Food Donation Drop-Off is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Our Members

The most recent report, released in 2020 using 2018 data, found that 5.3 million seniors, or 7.3% of the senior population, were food insecure in 2018. ... Findings reveal that in 2018, an estimated 10.6% of older adults age 50-59 are food insecure.

Visalia Gleaning Seniors is here to help seniors struggling with these issues.  By being a member we can provide food to those that are in need.

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The most recent report, released in 2020 using 2018 data, found that 5.3 million seniors, or 7.3% of the senior population, were food insecure in 2018. ... Findings reveal that in 2018, an estimated 10.6% of older adults age 50-59 are food insecure.

Visalia Gleaning Seniors is here to help seniors struggling with these issues.  By being a member we can provide food to those that are in need.

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“One is not always happy when one is good, but one is always good when one is happy”

Oscar Wilde

Contact
Visalia Gleaning Seniors

28600 Road 156
Visalia, CA 93278

info@visaliagleaningseniors.org

(559) 733-5352

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