The North Okanagan Valley Gleaners really appreciate that local people are concerned for the well-being of those less fortunate around us. This in no way is a rebuttal to Donna Woodward’s commentary as she is absolutely right that we need to look after our local poor.
There are many volunteer projects locally with the focus to help the local poor, including NOV Gleaners.
Locally, we provide low-cost furniture to those that desire it and we will supply furniture for those that truly need it. We also provide work opportunities to people that utilize the Upper Room Mission.
NOV Gleaners has been blessed to receive donations of vegetables and fruit from local farmers to feed people in desperate need that are in foreign locations that don’t have the capability to be looked after by their local government. This is a key mission of NOV Gleaners.
Farmers that donate their product do so with the intention that it will feed the abject poor globally. That being said, we do communicate with the Upper Room Mission and we offer supplies when requested to do so if available. However, often the Upper Room Mission is in need of leaf products and is something that we don’t normally receive as a donation.
We also receive medical supplies that are not acceptable to local standards. Therefore, we donate these globally as well.
We are always looking forward to donations to help improve the volume of soup that we produce, and in line with that, we are always looking for more volunteers that would like to help out as well. If you are interested in learning more about us, please come and see us at the Lavington plant or our furniture store on 29th Street.