HOW TO VOLUNTEER
The Gleaners Community Kitchen exists because of the generous support we receive from the community. We are truly a community of neighbors helping neighbors.
We are thankful for the support we receive from businesses and individuals, and it is this blend of gifts that keeps us successfully operating today. Consider the donation option that works best for you – the gift of time, money or food.
Volunteer today to make a difference.
HOW TO DONATE MONEY
Monetary donations from the community are a vital part of our funding, and ensure that we can continue with our mission of feeding those in need. Donations and grants are our two main streams of income.
Make a donation today to help us continue our mission of serving daily meals to those in need in our community. 100% of your donation is used to benefit the operation of the Kitchen, and is fully tax-deductible.
You can make your donation by three ways:
HOW TO DONATE FOOD
We gladly accept food from corporate and private sponsors! Based on state and federal health department regulations, these are the food items we are able to accept:
Non-perishable foods: Unopened, in-date food products. Click Here to see our wish list of the most urgently needed donations.
Perishable Foods: Unused food that has been properly cared for (no more than 1 ½ hours without refrigeration) and prepared in a New York State Department of Health certified kitchen. Unfortunately, we cannot accept food prepared in a residential kitchen.
In the interest of making your donations most useful at the Kitchen, please note:
Single portion products are not practical; we cook in large quantities to serve about 70 people daily.
We serve only lunch; breakfast items are not used.
We do not do any baking; cake, brownie, cookie, muffin mixes, etc. are not used.
We serve prepared meals to our guests; we do not send unprepared food home with them.