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Week: July 9 – July 15

Week: July 9 – July 15

We are in the middle of summer and the heat is intense. Even though it may be uncomfortable for us to work in the heat, we thank God for the hot sun that dries the peaches so we can send them to hungry people around the world! A big thank you to volunteers from Escalade […]

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Week: July 2 – July 8

Week: July 2 – July 8

Just this week!   582,000 pounds of peaches processed and drying in the field 19,163 pounds of dried peaches packed up and ready to ship 40,214 pounds of dried peaches sent to Children’s Hunger Fund A big thank you to all of our volunteers who made this week a success! Bible Fellowship Vancouver (Surrey, BC), […]

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Week: June 25 – July 1

Week: June 25 – July 1

We inspected and processed 535,000 pounds of peaches in just four days, in addition to packing 29,000 pounds of dried peaches in buckets.  Before you visit Gleanings for the Hungry, it’s hard to wrap your mind around those kinds of numbers. But when you come here and place your hand on a peach or a […]

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Week: June 18 – June 24

Week: June 18 – June 24

In one week, we processed 617,000 pounds of fresh fruit and 700,000 servings of soup! Let’s be honest—it’s difficult to sit in 110-degree weather, crouching in the field to make sure each half-peach is face-up so it will dry properly in the sun. It’s difficult to have a good attitude and a servant’s heart when […]

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Week: June 11 – June 17

Week: June 11 – June 17

With 580,000 pounds of fresh fruit processed, and 6,273 pounds of dried fruit ready to ship, our first full week of peach production was a success, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers from Big Valley Grace Community Church (Modesto, CA), Messiah Lutheran Church (Lincoln, NE), and Pacific Christian Center (Santa Maria, CA)—not to […]

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Week: June 4th – June 10th

Week: June 4th – June 10th

This was the first week of peach production for Summer 2017!  As with all first weeks, there were a lot of milestones along the way.  Helping lead the way was a team from the Salem, Oregon area called “Fired Up”.  They truly were “fired up” too!  Our staff and summer staff were excited too!  some […]

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Week: May 29th – June 3rd

Week: May 29th – June 3rd

Three truckloads of food went out this week, carrying over 122,000 pounds of dried soup to hungry people in Guatemala and Ukraine. In addition to soup, 2,219 pounds of donated raisins and 391 pounds of water filters are headed to Eric and Lisa Rivera in Guatemala! Eric and Lisa used to be on staff here […]

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Week: May 8th-12th

Week: May 8th-12th

When every volunteer you meet at Gleanings is brimming with the joy of the Lord, you know it’s a good week! We packed up 1,230,075 servings of soup this week, thanks to amazing volunteers from Crossroads Calvary Chapel (Grass Valley, CA), HEART homeschoolers (Redwood City, CA), a full-time RV family of seven, and our dependable […]

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Week: May 1st-5th

Week: May 1st-5th

Why not start the month of May with beautiful people and beautiful weather, serving the Lord at Gleanings? We were so blessed to have Wilshire Avenue Community Church (Anaheim, CA) and short and long-term volunteers from Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Arizona, Idaho, British Colombia, India, Taiwan, and Switzerland. Over 1,360,000 servings of soup packed, […]

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Week: April 24th-28th

Week: April 24th-28th

Soup Production: 1,350,000+ servings Quilts: 26 What a privilege to serve alongside Arbor Road Church (Long Beach, CA), Bethany Church (Long Beach, CA), Good Shepherd Presbyterian (Los Alamitos, CA), and Victoria Alliance Church (Victoria, BC), packing up over 1,350,000 servings of soup and 26 new quilts. Thank you to all of our short and long-term […]

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