Glean Against Hunger with the California Rodeo Salinas | News
By Kiki Jones - email
SALINAS, Calif- On Saturday July 14, Ag Against Hunger will hold a special gleaning session at a Tanimura and Antle field with members of the California Rodeo Salinas, Miss California Rodeo Salinas and the agricultural mascots who will be participating in the upcoming "Fight Hunger Night" veggie mascot race at the Rodeo on July 20.
Gleaning is a practice that is first mentioned in the Book of Ruth chapter 2, and means to gather leftover produce to give to those in need.
After a harvest, there is an abundance of high-quality, beautiful produce left in the field due to the size, shape or color of the commodity that is usually tilled back into the soil. This fresh-picked produce goes to the Food Bank for Monterey County, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County, California Grey Bears, and the Community Food Bank of San Benito County, feeding over 158,500 people in need.
Ag Against Hunger is a nonprofit agency providing fresh donated produce to food banks in the tri-county area
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