Food & Firewood Gleaning


People who are able-bodies volunteers with low incomes gather crops, surplus or salvage foods and firewood to share fifty/fifty with adoptees. Adoptees are elderly and/pr disabled individuals who have low incomes. Gleaners also share with food banks and agencies that sponsor group meals. There are fourteen groups in Linn and Benton Counties:

Albany Gleaners

Alsea Valley Gleaners

Canyon Gleaners – Mill City

Central Valley Harvesters – Shedd, Peoria, Halsey, Brownsville

Fair Share Unlimited – Sweet Home

Harrisburg Harvesters

Helping Hands – Albany

Lebanon Gleaners

Mary's River Gleaners – Corvallis

Mid-Valley Gleaners – Albany

North Santiam Gleaners – Jefferson, Scio, Crabtree

Philomath Community Gleaners

South Benton Co. Gleaners – Monroe

Sweet Home Gleaners

Please call the Volunteer Programs Coordinator at Linn Benton Food Share, it you would like to join one of these groups……………………………….... 752-1010

Linn-Benton Food Share

545 SW 2 nd St., Suite A, Corvallis………………………………............ 752-1010

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon. - Fri.) Refers participants and volunteers to local groups. Refers donors of surplus food and wood to local gleaning groups. Contact Susan James, Volunteer Programs Coordinator.

2005 Summer Free Meal Program

Children can have free food while school is out during the summer with the Summer Food Program.  All children are welcome to eat at one of the following locations:




Lincoln Elementary  
110 SE Alexander Ave.
     June 20 - August 4   Monday-Thursday



Garfield Elementary
1205 NW Garfield Ave.
     June 20 - August 4, Monday – Thursday



Corvallis Boys and Girls Club  
1112 NW Circle Blvd.
      June 16 - September 2, Monday – Friday



Lancaster Bridge Housing Dev.  
3384 NE Oxford Cir.
      June 20 - September 2, Monday – Friday



Acorn Center  
1740 NW Division
      June 14 - August 13, Monday – Friday


Snacks only 2:30-3:00pm

For food and nutrition services information, call 541-757-5859, fax 541-757-5730, or write to/ visit 1555 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR  97333.