Have you heard of Cornwall Gleaning? They are the folk who are gleaning produce from local farmers and distributing it off to over 50 food banks, community kitchens, and hubs across the County. Since they started in August of 2021, they have gleaned nearly 50 tonnes of produce which would have otherwise gone to waste.
This year they expect to have more farms on board and therefore more produce and, as such, they are looking to repurpose some of the produce into meals which will be distributed to those in need and preserves to sell to raise monies for their charity.
Cornwall Gleaning knows that the WI has a wealth of knowledge in the preserving field, and they wondered if any of our members would be interested in helping. Essentially, this would mean coming to a community kitchen in Indian Queens to make preserves as and when there are gluts of produce.
Making jam is something the WI has been doing for over a century – why not keep up the tradition?
They are hoping to receive some food hygiene training and could possibly offer this to anyone who is able to help regularly.
Food poverty in Cornwall is dire, and Cornwall Gleaning is working hard to make a difference. Please do take a look at the Cornwall Gleaning website so you can see what they do.
If you think you might be interested in helping make preserves for Cornwall Gleaning, please contact Jeni Duncan:
Phone: 07791 015902