If you have extra fruit on your trees and want to share that bounty with those in need, please let us know.
Here is what we do for you:
- Spend 2-3 hours picking your ripe fruit
- Fill bins for local food banks
- Give you a receipt for a tax credit
Things to know
- You are covered from liability by the Good Samaritan Act
- We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit (#47-228-9712)
- Can you explain how the tax deduction works?
The homeowner is provided a receipt at the end of the glean that may be used for a tax deduction.
- Is there a minimum volume that you require?
Presently, we require a minimum of an 800-pound harvest. This is roughly equivalent to 10 fruit trees that are ¾ full of fruit. This minimum may change in the future, as we continue to advance our resources and operations.
- Describe a typical day when volunteers come to glean?
The CropSwap pick boss will schedule the glean with the grower, usually a Saturday or Sunday. The bins (for the fruit) are delivered the day before the glean, and picked up the following Monday.
Volunteers meet at the predesignated property (usually a private orchard) at 9am. After a short orientation, they will set out to picking fruit, filling up the bins provided. Picks usually last between 2 and 3 hours.
- Do you carry insurance?
Yes. We have both Accident and Liability Insurance. In addition, homeowners are covered by the Good Samaritan Act, a Federal law that protects from liability those who donate food in good faith.
- I only have a few trees with have excess fruit. Can I still participate as a grower?
If we cannot offer a full gleaning event for you, we can provide resources for you to donate your extra fruit.
By Phone: (760) 492-3467
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org