EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 9-7-2020
Kudos to everyone who stepped up with donations for 11 families displaced by the Mapleton forest fires. Special thanks to Rose Jacobs for transporting the donated items.
On gleans that are slow to fill, the glean leader may contact those closest to the glean through a Facebook tag or direct email to make sure they know about the opportunity. If you are not interested or available, just ignore the tag.
You are asked to specify your general neighborhood when you sign up. If you’ve moved or think your location is not accurate, email firstname.lastname@example.org to update.
BOTTLE DROP FUNDRAISING
Eugene Area Gleaners can now use Bottle Drop blue bags to redeem empty returnable bottles and cans. Blue bags will be coming soon to the drop sites along with information on where and how to return them.
LIBRARY ON THE MOVE
The gleaner library is in the process of moving. Stay tuned for updates!
It would still be great to have a second library location (perhaps Thurston or Far West) to make checkout as convenient as possible. If you have space for storage and time to check items in and out, please consider hosting. If interested, email email@example.com. Full job description here:
NOTE: Masks or face shields are required during gleans. Please do not sign up if you are not willing or able to wear a face covering.
Monday, September 7: Organic produce in Walterville
Tuesday, September 8: Apples and pears in River Road area
Tuesday, September 8: Italian prune plums, Santa Clara
Friday, September 11: Organic produce in Walterville
New glean leaders are always welcome! Contact Susan Chapen at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her on Facebook to get trained!
POTENTIAL GROUP BUYS
Here are some of the possibilities people are working on. Follow the posts below or watch for updates on Facebook or email:
- Tuna: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2664152920504971/
- Corn: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2664148703838726/
- Vanilla beans: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2662537607333169/
NEW BREAD DROP SITES
Cierra Mosher is planning to host a site to serve Veneta folks at 25366 Hunter Rd. Watch Facebook and email for notifications about available items.
If you would make use of a Junction City site, note your interest here (or email email@example.com):
AT THE DROP SITES
NOTE: Wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided when visiting a drop site. Also be sure to note what you take on the sign-out sheet.
If you leave something at a drop site, be sure to notify the host and post to the Facebook group and email list so people know to come get it.
Perishable items should go in the refrigerator, and if you see anything that is unsafe or no longer edible, please put it in the animal feed bin. The Eugene refrigerator is in the carport area, and the Springfield one is by the bread shelves on the left side of the garage.
Springfield: 2445 Laralee St. (open during daylight hours)
Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.
South Eugene: 2830 Potter
Both Garfield and Springfield are overflowing with bread, buns, and sweets (plus another round of dairy boxes was delivered to sites last week). Here are some recipes to help you use all the bread:
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
Breakfast Strata Without a Recipe:
Sweet or Savory Bread Pancake (video): https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3651728394874252&extid=PTtRnBDjiu8XUVJ9
“I never throw away anything, especially not bread.” —Jacques Pepin
How the British use up their bread: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-10-ways-use-leftover-bread
DROP SITE DELIVERIES
Spots are open for once-a-month Bread Stop pick-up. You would pick up items on Wednesday at 2:15 pm and deliver to the location you sign up for. Bread Stop is located at: 197 Wallis St C, Eugene, OR 97402. Check this thread for more details: