Lamoille Valley Welcomes New Gleaning Coordinator and Seeks Volunteer Support
This spring, as farmers were plowing and planting with the harvest in mind, Kayleigh Boyle joined Salvation Farms’ team as Gleaning Coordinator to serve Lamoille Valley farms and eaters.
Salvation Farms has been gleaning the valley for years and like all seasons, need volunteers to help them harvest, sort, box, and deliver the valley’s fresh but unsold produce to our neighbors who rely on the region’s food shelves and community meal programs.
Kayleigh, who recently returned to her home state of Vermont to put down her own farming roots in Craftsbury, says "I am excited to bring my shared values to Salvation Farms, an organization that positively benefits my greater community on many levels. As Gleaning Coordinator, I have the privilege of being a part of the network of volunteers and staff people working to help farmers feed more people. I am looking forward to the comradery of being out in the field with volunteers harvesting, boxing and weighing produce in all kinds of weather!"
In 2020, Salvation Farms’ gleaning program served more than 40 food programs throughout the Lamoille Valley region and a handful of Northeast Kingdom senior meal programs. More than 150,000 servings of fresh produce were collected from local farms and distributed with the help of more than 140 volunteers. Salvation Farms invites you to help our farmers feed our community!
Register as a gleaner and receive invitations to get involved at www.vermontgleaningcollective.org.
Questions? Contact Dani Smith, Salvation Farms’ Community Relations & Development Coordinator, at 802-888-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Salvation Farms at www.salvationfarms.org.