Karen Clay of Harvest CROPS Made a Presentation to the Coronado Real Estate Board
Feb 12, 2017 07:48PM
● By Linda Heath
Karen Clay of Harvest CROPS Made a Presentation to the Coronado Real Estate Board During Their Monthly Breakfast Meeting Held at Candelas on the Bay Restaurant.Karen Clay, Chairman and Volunteer for Harvest CROPS presented to the Board the importance of harvesting fruit trees and gathering produce to be distributed to the needy elderly and homeless persons in our Communities.
Harvest Crops (Community Residents Offering Produce Seasonally), a (501) (3) (C) non-profit, is a Gleaning Company and you may ask, "what is a gleaning company"? It is a company which goes out to private residences, farms, grocers and other food related companies and picks or collects their fruit or produce, excess crop yields, or unsold fresh produce. They distribute the food collected to local area Food Banks/Pantries throughout San Diego County.
The hope is that the Realtors and Brokers who would be the first people to identify Clients who have over burdened fruit trees or excess garden produce and could refer them to Harvest CROPS to come and collect them. It is also part of the collection to leave the resident a portion of the harvest for their continued use.
Harvest CROPS collected over 63,000 pounds of fresh produce and utilized over 600 volunteers on the collections in 2016. It is through their efforts that 63,00 pounds of food was not left to rot on the ground or become wasted and spoiled in the landfill. We thank them for their efforts for our Communities
For further information or to register your trees or gardens, volunteer (time or a truck or trailer), or make a donation go to their website: harvestcrops.org
Linda Heath, Senior Reporter, digimperialbeach.com