St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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Gleaning Opportunities

Posted on September 27, 2021 at 4:00 am in .

Our gleaning ministry team is looking to update
our list of fruit donors!

Each year, 119 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States. That equates to 130 billion meals and more than $408 billion in food thrown away each year. Over the past few years, St. Luker’s and the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) have helped reduce food waste and provide fresh fruit to those experiencing food insecurity in Central Florida.

Our gleaning team brings volunteers to your backyard to pick excess fruit to donate. We are open to picking any fruit if you or a neighbor have more than you can use! Please let us know if you would like to share your FRUITS and we will supply the LABOR!

Click on the link below if you would like to be on our list of potential fruit donors.

You may also click on the link below, if you would like to be on our contact list, to hear when gleaning opportunities become available.

Gleaning opportunities

Our partnership with Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) has become a critical source of much needed fresh produce for people who are facing food insecurity. The produce that is gleaned has provided food for Food Distribution at St. Luke’s, as well as other organizations.

Rebecca Brockman of Society of St. Andrew reports that so far this year, they have been able to rescue 3.4 million lbs. of produce from all over Florida.

To see upcoming gleaning opportunities, click on the link below.


For more information about gleaning, please contact



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