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Visalia Gleaning Seniors Plan to Expand Services into Goshen

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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