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Summer Staff Leadership Program


  • LAUNCH WEEK:  May 26th – June 1st 2024
  • FRUIT PRODUCTION WITH VOLUNTEERS:   June 2nd – August 17th 2024


  • Hunger for the Lord:  This program is for mature Christian believers who have a evident hunger to grow in their daily walk with Jesus.
  • Desire to Serve:  This program is extremely work intensive and requires a strong work ethic.
  • Commitment:  Each team member must be fully committed to the summer staff program (see packet) and ready to participate whole-heartedly.
  • Sharpening:  All summer staff must welcome leadership, encouragement, accountability, correction, honest feedback, and rebuke regarding all areas of life.
  • Age:  Must be between 18 and 25 years old
  • Time Commitment:  We prefer an all-summer commitment if possible.  Inquire about shorter time commitments
  • Cost:  $50 / week
  • Apply:  Please apply online by April 30


The Summer Staff Leadership Program at Gleanings For The Hungry is a dynamic discipleship program including servant-leadership trainings and development in personal discipleship. The program is focused on discipling young adults in their Christian walk.  While producing nutritious dried food for the hungry around the world and serving as a team in Christian community, summer staff team members will be challenged to grow in maturity as a follower of Christ. Our vision for the Summer Staff is to see the lives of young, Christian servant-leaders transformed by the love of God through daily surrender. At the end of every summer season our team gathers at the front gate of Gleanings and applauds as each Summer Staff leader drives away transformed.


Our team’s mission is made up of six verbs:

  • PROMISE with one another graciously for the way we will think, speak and act together
  • LEAD by being an example of Christ-like servant leadership to the Gleanings family and community
  • FEED the poor and needy by working hard, smart and safe as a team to make dried fruit and soup mix
  • RE-FUEL by resting well consistently, and by making healthy choices as individuals for the sake of the team
  • CELEBRATE the presence of God, our growing relationships, the reaching of goals, and safe, quality work
  • SHARE Christ, His love and His Gospel, our lives openly, and our stories vulnerably with others


The Summer Staff Leadership Program runs 12 weeks. We beginning with Launch Week, a time of team-building and training during the last week of May. The season ends in late August.  During their time commitment young adults in the program will be welcomed, trained, challenged, coached, encouraged, mentored, evaluated, promoted, empowered, loved and affirmed.  It is our desire to offer young people the most opportunity we can within a summer. Here at Gleanings we champion young people!  To learn more about specific program details download and read the summer staff packet!


Email: [email protected]

Phone:  559.591.5009

Fritz Meier, Gleanings For The Hungry Base Director [email protected]