Community Food Bank Offers Gleaning Program for the Tucson Area

The Tucson Community Food Bank is offering to pick surplus citrus from homes and businesses in the Tucson area. This service is known as “Gleaning” or harvesting food that would otherwise go unused.

“It’s an easy way for someone to help their neighbors in need during these difficult economic times,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank. “There are thousands of orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees in the Tucson area with citrus products that go to waste each year. These items can go a long way to help feed the hungry in our community.”

To schedule someone to come to a home or business and pick the citrus, call (520) 622-0525 x 222. Those able to do their own gleaning may bring the citrus to the food bank at 3003 S. Country Club Road (between 36th Street and Ajo Road), Monday –Friday, from 8:00 AM-
4:30 PM.