Visalia Gleaning Seniors Plan to Expand Services into Goshen


Last updated 9/8/2022 at 4:27pm | View PDF

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors are looking to expand into the Goshen area.

The Gleaners supply bread, sweets, fruits, vegetables and other food items to low-income seniors. They currently deliver food three-to-four times a week to more than 500 people (250 households) in Visalia, Exeter and Ivanhoe.

The Visalia Gleaning Seniors is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization formed in Visalia in 1976. The group is run entirely by volunteers. There is no paid staff.

They have a small budget, but with the dues they collect, the proceeds from their yard sales, and the yearly sponsorships, they are able to take care of their operating expenses.

A sponsorship to the Visalia Gleaning Seniors is $100 a year, which includes providing a membership for a senior not able to pay the $60 yearly membership fee.

The organization is seeking a drop point manager for the Goshen area. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact the Gleaners at (559) 733-5352.

The Gleaners extend an invitation to the community to attend the Gleaner Yard Sale on September 9 and 10, which features a Saturday lunch for $5, and an afternoon of door prizes and raffles.

For information on becoming member or a sponsor, call the Gleaners’ office at (559) 733-5352.


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