Sierra Harvest seeks volunteer gleaning harvest leaders in Nevada County |

Sierra Harvest seeks volunteer gleaning harvest leaders in Nevada County

A group of 2018 Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaners show off the fruit they collected, which was donated to the Interfaith Food Ministry. More volunteers are needed for this season.
Submitted by Miriam Limov

Community members are encouraged to apply now to be a volunteer “Harvest Leader” for the Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaning Program. Five to six volunteer Harvest Leaders who love harvesting fruit are needed.

Leaders must commit to leading a crew of volunteers up to twice a month June through October, picking fruit that would otherwise go to waste. Gleaned from Nevada County farms and home orchards, the fruit is brought it to Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) to be distributed to those in need. Volunteers picked and donated more than 10,000 pounds in the 2018 season to IFM and this year’s goal is to double that. Training is included. The Gold Country Gleaning Program helps to bring fresh food to 8,000 Nevada County residents in need, 25% of them children.

For more information, contact Miriam Limov, Sierra Harvest Gold Country Gleaning program manager at or 530-265-2343. Applications are due May 17 with interviews in late May. Applications are available through the online form at

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