Looking for volunteers to help with gleaning produce
SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Senator Troy Singleton will be partnering with Farmers Against Hunger this month for a gleaning event in the Bordentown area for his monthly "Serve with Senator Singleton" community service project — and he is looking for volunteers to help.
The service project will be taking place on Saturday, October 29 from 10AM to 12PM at Specca Farms, located at 870 Jacksonville Mount Holly Road in Springfield (Bordentown for GPS purposes).
Each month, Senator Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. For this event, the Senator is seeking 20 volunteers to glean produce from the farm that will then be donated to local food pantries. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up at: https://www.troysingleton.com/join_senator_singleton_and_farmers_against_hunger_for_a_gleaning_event_oct2022
“We are thrilled to partner once again with Farmers Against Hunger, and especially excited to return to Specca Farms,” said Senator Singleton. “This organization, as well as the Specca family, have demonstrated a commitment to not only reducing food waste, but also eliminating food insecurity in our local communities through the donation of healthy, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables.”
Farmers Against Hunger works to reduce food waste by helping farmers and wholesalers throughout New Jersey share their surplus produce with those in need. This helps to reduce food insecurity by ensuring access to fresh and health produce for every family in New Jersey.
The gleaning event will be the Senator’s 46th “Serve with Senator Singleton” event since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 1,800 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects.
"I am guided by the idea that service is the rent we pay for living on this earth. These monthly community service events have been a priority for me during my first term as State Senator and they will continue to be. They have brought together people of different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives for a common purpose - to be of service to their community," continued Senator Singleton.