Here are some of our frequently asked questions. If you need more information please contact us.
What Volunteer Opportunities Do You Offer?
We rely on our amazing volunteers and could not do what we do without them! There are many different ways to volunteer with Gather. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the below events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come out to the farms that donate food to Gather and help harvest seasonal Vegetables.
This is great for all ages, abilities, and large groups. An adult must accompany children and youth at all times. This requires some lifting and bending, also be prepared to get dirty!
Due to the seasonal nature of this work, we often cannot know exact days gleanings will happen. It depends on when the farms have excess crops. We are working on a system to notify volunteers of upcoming opportunities!
We usually begin our spring/summer gleaning days in May.
At the Sunday farmers Market under the JFX we use volunteers to help collect excess produce after the market is over and load it into a truck. This requires some heavy lifting.
We need volunteers every Sunday from 11:45am- 12:30pm
This Sunday Collection will not begin until the end of May.
Weekly Bag Prep:
Volunteers help us sort and bag produce to create our Healthy Blue Bags every week from Thursday to Sunday! We meet at our warehouse (2800 Sisson St.) around 10am and usually work until about 2pm.
Where Does the Collected Produce Go?
There is so much need in the city for healthy food. Gather Baltimore Healthy Blue Bags are available to the general public at the Gather Baltimore warehouse (2800 Sisson St.) from Thursday to Sunday each week, but supplies are limited. To be sure that bags are available before you come down, you can call (443) 990-1627.
Gather Baltimore works with a series of partner organizations throughout Baltimore City to ensure that our Healthy Blue Bags reach some of Baltimore’s most under-served communities.
We are always willing to consider new requests for food deliveries; however, we are a very small organization and our capacity to incorporate additional regular food deliveries is limited. If you are interested in becoming a distribution partner, please tell us a little bit about your organization and why you think we might work well together. While we may not yet be able to fulfill all requests, we hope to continually expand our reach as we grow as an organization.
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