Thursday, October 21, 2010


"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and alien. I am the LORD your God"
(Leviticus 19:9, 10).

Today we were very blessed to tour the Ontario Christian Gleaners. Shelley (the manager), toured us, introduced us to all the volunteers, and then graciously and humbly gave us 14 bags of dry soup mix to take to Ethiopia. Each bag gives 100 servings of soup. We can't wait to distribute the bags to the many needy children/families in Ethiopia.
Many are blessed and will be blessed by the humble work of the Gleaners.

About the Gleaners:
"Gleaning is a biblical concept in which God commanded farmers to allow the poor to gather food from fields already harvested. Today we can feed the hungry through gleaning from the surplus fruit and vegetables from farms, food processing and food distribution companies

Inspired by the Okanagan and Fraser Valley Gleaners and after much prayer, several committed believers were led by the Holy Spirit to start a similar operation in Ontario. As a result the Ontario Christian Gleaners (OCG) was established in 2004. In September 2008 production began at the new facility in Cambridge, Ontario.

The OCG exists to share God’s love and compassion by supplying out of our surplus to those in need around the world in Christ’s Name."

-the process

-my father-in-law cutting the veggies

-Fred placing the veggies in the dicing machine

-veggies going into the ovens to dry

-veggies donated by local farmers

-Shelley- the manager- a person with a big heart!

-a map showing the many countries around the world where the Gleaners have distributed their dry food packages. We can't wait to put a red sticker on Ethiopia on the map behind us!

1 comment:

Heather said...

The tears are flowing! I'm so impressed with this organization and didn't know about it! I can't wait for you to bring Deborah home!