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. Watch the video above about the impact that volunteers like Sarah and David Myer have made through gleaning to bring fresh produce to hungry people in greater Charleston. 

Volunteer with the Kosher Food Pantry as we glean (collect leftover crops) at Rosebank Farms!


Gleaning has its roots in Biblical times when the corners of farmers’ fields were left unharvested and overlooked or forgotten crops were ‘gleaned’ as sustenance for the poor, the hungry, the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow. This early form of welfare is now a humanitarian act of the modern world. The fresh produce is distributed to local families in need through the Kosher Food Pantry and our community partners, including Tri-County Family Ministries and the Sherman House. 


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Did you know that volunteers gleaned over 1,300 pounds of produce in 2016?