|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.
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:
Fundraising and Development
Human Resources and Legal
|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.|
|Donation||We strive 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.|
Boston Area Gleaners is dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for people in need.