Gleaning is a centuries old practice, “And when you reap the harvest of your land do not reap to the very
edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner
residing among you…”

Leviticus 23:22

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Join Our Glean Team

What is gleaning?

Gleaning is harvesting surplus crops directly from the farmers’ fields to share with neighbors in need. Rolling Harvest works with a wide variety of gleaning groups including corporate, church, youth and community service groups. In addition to groups, we are lucky to have many individuals who come out to support our mission. Children are welcome at all farms. Please inquire about bringing children under 10 years of age, as there may be certain farms and/or crops suitable for participation.

Quick Response Gleanings

Groups or individuals can join our gleanings as they become available. Volunteers can find out about these events three ways:

1. Signing up for email notification below.
2. Follow us on: Facebook     Twitter     Instagram
3. Checking our Events page for event notices.
**As farmers call us to let us know that fields are available for gleaning, we post an announcement to these three sites.

Scheduled Gleanings

Groups (10+) can sometimes schedule in advance by filling out a Request below. Once the form is submitted, we will contact farms in your area and your contact person will be notified if there is an available gleaning. All scheduled gleanings are tentative, as farmers often do not know if they will have available crops until that time.

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Join Our Volunteer Drivers & Delivery Team

We always need help with farm pickups and deliveries to our food distribution sites. Our farms are located in Mercer County and Hunterdon County, NJ and throughout Bucks County, PA. We will find the most convenient and impactful routes for you. Most weeks, this involves just three hours on a Tuesday or Thursday morning.

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Join Our Nutrition Education Outreach Team

Would you like to share your passion for healthy eating? All of Rolling Harvest’s food pantries and other hunger-relief partners are offered our Nutrition Education team right on-site at no charge! Often, we set up an entire FREE FARM MARKET to give participants the veggies to take home. We show how to use that week’s produce, with tastings and cooking demos to emphasize just how easy and delicious fresh and healthy can be! We also provide healthy, low-cost recipes and nutrition information in English and Spanish. This is fun and very interactive with pantry families.

“Our people count on us and it’s a great feeling to come through for them.”

Ellen Gibson
Vice President, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Volunteer Form

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ROLLING HARVEST FOOD RESCUE VOLUNTEER ASSUMPTION OF RISK RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

Please read through, check "I agree", and complete all required fields below. By clicking "send" and submitting this form, you agree to the following:

I hereby request to be permitted to participate in Gleaning/Harvesting and other volunteer activities referenced below. I am aware that my participation in Rolling Harvest (RH) involves farm work, which includes, among other things, exposure to the elements, farm tools, agricultural chemicals and heavy lifting. I represent that I am in good physical condition and is able to participate in the activity of gleaning/harvesting/volunteering. I understand that such participation presents a potential risk of injury, and I agree to assume any and all risk for injuries to myself arising out of, or related to, participation in gleaning/harvesting and understand that the Released Parties (as such term is defined below) shall NOT be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss or expense to me, and/or my property incurred as a result of my participation. As a condition of my participation, on behalf of myself, and my successors and assigns, I hereby agree to forever release, discharge, acquit, hold harmless and indemnify, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue, their affiliates and their respective members, partners, principals, shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, volunteers, and representatives (including, without limitation, any farmer or other landowner, landlord, land manager or tenant who grants access to farmer’s property for purposes related to Rolling Harvest and their respective successors and assigns (“Released Parties”), from any and all charges, complaints, claims, demands, obligations, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, rights, costs, losses, debts expenses (including attorney’s fees and costs) liabilities, and indebtedness of every type, kind, nature, description or character, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, liquidated or unliquidated arising from, under, or related to, any act or omission of any of the Released Parties or myself, or otherwise in any way related to, or arising from, my participation (“Released Matters”).

I acknowledge that I have received, read and understood the Volunteer Guidelines governing RH and agree that I will fully comply with these Guidelines. I agree that this Release shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and that if any portion is deemed to be invalid, the remainder of the Agreement will remain valid and enforceable. I acknowledge and agree that the releases made herein constitute final and complete releases of the Released Parties with respect to all Released Matters, and that by signing this Agreement, I am forever giving up the right to sue or attempt to recover money, damages or any other relief from the Released Parties for all claims I may have with respect to the Released Matters (even if any such claim is unforeseen as of the date hereof).

I, Parent of the below named minor, (“Minor”) hereby request that Minor be permitted to participate in the Gleaning/Harvesting/Volunteer referenced. I am aware that Minor’s participation involves farm work, which includes, among other things, exposure to the elements, farm tools, and agricultural chemicals. I represent that the Minor is in good physical condition and is able to participate in the activity of gleaning/harvesting. I understand that such participation presents a potential risk of injury to Minor, and I agree to assume any and all risk for injuries to Minor arising out of, or related to, Minor’s participation with RH and understand that the Released Parties shall NOT be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss or expense to me or my child, and/or my property incurred as a result of Minor’s participation.

By submitting this form I also grant permission for my picture to be taken and/or voice recorded and grant permission to use my photos and voice without restriction for the purposes of this project with or without my name, be it in print, projection, internet web site, video or social media for the use of publicity and advertising of the program.

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