Julie Crum is one of our founding gleaners in Clark County. She helped at the very first gleaning of the Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market in early August 2017 and has been a dedicated gleaner since. She helps deliver gleaned produce to Beacon of Hope Emergency Shelter and the Generations Center in Winchester.
I started gleaning in the summer of 2017, when the new Clark County chapter began.
Both food waste and hunger are issues that I feel passionately about. Gleaning is the one way that helps to solve both problems.
If you’re thinking about gleaning or looking for a way to give back, just do it!
I don’t have a lot of experiences yet, but I love seeing how excited the residents at Beacon of Hope were when we pulled up with our donations.
Assuming this is a tropical island, I would say coconuts. They are versatile—you can eat the “meat”, you can drink the water inside, and you can even use the shells as a bowl for eating or capturing fresh rainwater.