Let’s take a glance at the numbers of Abundance from 2018…
16.2 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
6.8 Million Pounds Shipped in Potato & Produce Project
23 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed Total
69 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
29,079 Passionate Volunteers Engaged
6,295 Events to End Hunger Held
Now, let’s talk about what’s coming up in 2019…
Learn more. Do More.
Our Harvest of Hope Program is a fun way for you to learn more about hunger and food insecurity and to get involved in 2019. We would love to see you “turn-up” at an event.
There are trips available for all ages: college, middle school, high school, and intergenerational groups. There are opportunities almost year-round with trips planned beginning with Spring Break in March and going through October.
Using bowl games to fill empty bowls
Each year, through strategic partnerships, our team in Florida rescues tens of thousands of pounds of fresh citrus after the Citrus Bowl Parade comes through Orlando. The parade uses rubber bands to secure the thousands of fruits to the floats while keeping their skins intact.
This time-honored tradition of “gleaning” the Orlando Citrus Parade is made possible by our passionate volunteers and Florida Citrus Sports. More information will be available in our newsletter coming in February.
Tennessee wants to talk to you.
Did you know that we need you to join the mission so we can do more than ever before? Whether it’s helping spread awareness, gleaning the fields, or hosting a speaking event, you make all the difference.
For your next house meeting, church service, school club or something else – send us an invite. We would love to attend and share about the mission to end hunger and how you can make a difference in your community.
Sign up to feed a Hoosier this year.
We had a terrific year in Indiana in 2018. We met many new friends and volunteers. Our enthusiasm to get busy even landed us in a bit of a pickle. A local cucumber farmer answered our pleas and allowed our volunteers to come gleaning. Little did we know then that we would end up rescuing and distributing more than 50,000 servings of these delicious veggies in 2018, in Indiana alone.