2013 Northwest Gleaners Conference
We are thrilled to announce the first Northwest Gleaners conference on Saturday, June 15, at the Oregon Food Bank in Portland. This will be an unprecedented opportunity for those who are active gleaners in the Northwest staff, board members, committed volunteers to meet other gleaners, discuss common issues, and learn from each other. Gleaners from other geographic areas are welcome as well.
There will be some scheduled sessions but much of the day will be devoted to smaller break out groups based on the interests of attendees. Topics may include
-Attracting more food donors
-Farmers market recovery
-Residential and farm gleaning best practices
There will also be a demo of the online gleaning database and management system that Salem Harvest (Salem, OR) has developed and will be making available to other gleaning organizations. This powerful system enabled Salem Harvest to manage a database of thousands of volunteer names, coordinated about 100 individual harvests and gleaned 150,000 pounds last year all with no staff.
When: Saturday, June 15, 8:30 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Where: Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Dr Portland, OR 97211
Advanced registration is required.
Registration fee (includes morning pastries, sandwich bar lunch with salad, desert and drinks):
We will be updating the Conference Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/254936011319517/ Please check there for news and updated schedules.
The conference is being organized by Rotary Harvest First in Seattle in collaboration with the Oregon Food Bank and several other gleaners. Please help us spread the word by forwarding this on to others who might be interested in attending.
We hope this event will be the first of many to come and that it will give us lots of ideas to harvest more food for those in need.
For questions, please contact Nikil Rao at Rotary Harvest First at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oregon Food Bank (View)
7900 NE 33rd Dr
Portland, OR 97211