Board Member
Boston Area Gleaners

91 Martin St, Acton, MA 01720

Board Member

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Our board Our Mission:  Boston Area Gleaners is committed to supporting an equitable, just, and sustainable local food system.

 Our Vision: to sustain a permanent agricultural supply chain that will improve the viability of local farms and the health of communities who have historically suffered from inequity in the food system.

Our Goal:

  • To expand the Boards' expertise.

  • To increase diversity.

  • To  plan for normal attrition.

Come Be Part of Our Future

COVID-19 increased food insecurity but also the public awareness of this issue. In July of 2021 we purchased Stonefield Farm in Acton. As a home base for the Gleaners operations, Stonefield now serves as a hub for storing and packing crops for hunger relief—expanding the reach of our food security efforts, and presenting new opportunities to grow crops specifically for relief agencies and support emerging farmers.

We recommend that you visit our website for more information about the Gleaners.
Position Boston Area Gleaners is looking for new Board members with a wide range of skills and experience to bring depth to our Board and to increase diversity.  Please consider joining us if you have a passion for addressing food insecurity and experience in the following areas:


  • Review and give guidance on staff-prepared budgets that include capital components and operating expenses.

  • Review annual financial audits, including communication with external auditors as needed.

  • Assist staff with various financial matters, including cash management, investments/endowment and financial policies.

  • Additional skills that would be desirable include financial accounting and financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, and investments

Fundraising and Development

  • Recruit corporate donors and develop creative partnerships with businesses such as restaurants and brew pubs to hold events that raise awareness of our work as well as producing income.

  • Cultivate and steward donors  including developing appropriate levels of connection with donors and personal thank-you such as note cards and thank-you calls.

  •  Reach out to under-represented populations to improve our reach and to further connect with potential donors in communities that we lack access to.


  • Assist in the recruitment of a diverse Board.

  • Keep up to date with best practices and new regulations.

Human Resources and Legal

  • Lawyers and HR professionals who can help us with ensuring compliance and maintaining a healthy work climate.


Desired skills
When The Board meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 via Zoom.
Where Our office is in Acton, MA but since the start of COVID-19 we have been meeting virtually via Zoom.
Commitment 7+ hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.

On-boarding Each new Board member will be assigned a mentor who will facilitate onboarding. Due to the multi-faceted nature of our work, it is expected that it may take some time for new members to fully understand our operations and strategic directions.
Additional Info We are committed to building a diverse Board in every sense of the term.
Our mission

Boston Area Gleaners is dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need.