Image taken by Yeshahyah Yisrael

Harvest Sacramento, created by Soil Born Farms, is a project designed to take unwanted fruit and distribute it back into the local community. The next couple of fruit gatherings, or “gleanings”, will occur on January 16th and 21st.

Harvest Sacramento is a collaborative effort between residents, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations including  Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services to bring food to the community. The next gathering will be on 34th street, at the Edible Sacramento High School. This event will run from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM on January 16th. Another event at the Colonial Heights Library will be held in January on the 21st, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. To find out more about the upcoming events, interested residents can check out Harvest Sacramento’s Facebook page here.

The fruit itself comes from generous donors who allow the volunteers of Harvest Sacramento to come and glean their fruit. The gleaned fruit from the local fruit trees is distributed to the volunteers, residents, and given to the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. This ensures that none of the fruit goes to waste.

No matter the age, anyone who is wanting and able can contribute to Harvest Sacramento’s efforts.

“It’s all ages,” says Dominic Allamono, Program Coordinator for Harvest Sacramento. “We’ve had 2 year olds and 92 year olds in the same group before.”

Image by Mark Smeltzer

Anyone who would like to know more about the organization can check out Soil Born Farms website here.

Featured Image by Yeshahyah Yisrael