Building Communities Holistically
About SG's "Gleaning Grocery Store":
The "Gleaning Grocery Store" Program under D.I.T.O.'s "Segue Garden" division officially started December 15, 2014. It was the first program organized by D.I.T.O Inc. in partnership with Reach Philadelphia and Trader Joe's (933 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046). The mission and purpose of this program surrounded the acknowledgement of quality foods being wasted daily; while families starved. Through these partnerships, D.I.T.O Inc. has feed hundreds of families quality foods at no cost to them. It is the goal of this program to eliminate the waste of food while expanding the standard of food pantries. D.I.T.O Inc. wants to pave the way for re-framing how food is provided to the community.
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Gleaning Grocery Store
6630 Phila, PA 19138
Individuals that desire to participate in the grocery store must first register upon initial visit. After your initial visit, check-in upon entering the grocery is the only requirement.
Participates should expect to receive produce and baked goods from high end local grocery stores at no cost to them!
Please be advised, due to the volume of participants promptness is encouraged. Food is distributed by first come basis. We encourage your volunteerism within the program.
Volunteers come at 9:30am.
Questions & Answers
-What Is Gleaning?
Gleaning is simply the act of collecting excess fresh foods from farms, gardens, farmers markets, grocers, restaurants, state/county fairs, or any other sources in rder to provide it to those in need.
Some of the foods we receive [from gleaning] are things that would otherwise be too expensive tobuy…One of the great benefits of working with farmers markets is getting fresh fruits and veggiesthat are healthy.”