Gleaning: from Farm to Food Pantry with Federation

Providing for vulnerable populations is an essential part of Jewish teachings and Charleston Jewish Federation’s mission. So when CJF opened the Kosher Food Pantry, Sarah and David drew on age-old Jewish wisdom and traditions to connect the pantry to local farms. 

“The concept of gleaning was that farmers would leave the corners of the fields so that people who didn’t have could come and take what they needed,” says David. “Now, when farmers have an overabundance they can’t pick, they allow volunteers to come in and take it and give it to people in need.” The fresh produce that Sarah, David, and other volunteers pick feeds the needy at the KFP and other pantries throughout the greater Charleston community. 
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