EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 5-24-2021
MASK POLICY: Please continue to wear masks when you visit drop sites, pick up donations, and participate in gleans.
The secretary position on the board of directors is open. The secretary schedules board meetings, compiles agendas, takes notes, maintains group records and documents, files paperwork, and performs other secretarial duties. Full job description is here:
Be sure to watch the Facebook group and email list for scheduled gleans.
If you’re interested in being a glean leader, please contact Brandy Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT THE DROP SITES
IMPORTANT: Please continue to wear your mask while at a site and use the hand sanitizer provided.
UPDATED SIGNOUT SYSTEM
Each site has a new signout form labeled OUT (see photo below). Just put a tally mark next to the appropriate category for each item you take. You do not need to put your name, date, or details about what you took. There is also a form for IN, where you tally what you’ve delivered. Please make sure you are on the correct month. This will save on paper and allow for easier tracking!
Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Please take only what has been posted as available on Facebook or the email list.
Check to make sure the refrigerator/freezer and the bread shed doors are closed securely.
Also please return grain jars and lids to the drop sites when empty so they can be refilled.
Sites are open for visits from dawn to dusk, unless noted below:
NEW! Thurston (Springfield): 5972 Mt. Vernon
Open 9 am to 8 pm daily. It is at the end of a long shared driveway. Park on the street facing down hill or park on the left side of the driveway. Be careful not to block the neighbors. You can block the host.
Springfield: 2445 Laralee St., 7 am to 9 pm
Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage.
Eugene: 1242 Garfield St., 8 am to 8 pm (bread barn is locked after 8)
Signout sheet is in the shed on the second shelf at eye level. Please sign out what you take from the shed, fridge, and carport area. Masks are available at the barn if you forget yours.
South Eugene: 2830 Potter
Look in the little cabinet by the front door.
Junction City: 93963 Pitney Lane
Bread and other items are on the back porch in the two cupboards and the refrigerator. There’s currently a variety of bread, rice, beans, stash tea, and items from the FFLC food boxes.
845 25th Place, Springfield. Currently, you can pick up grains, beans, and dry goods, including TVP, pinto beans, soy beans, white wheat, veggie stew, and beef bouillon.
Delivered this past week:
Thanks to Janet Dickinson Russell for donating butter, baby garlic plants, and eggs, and to Toni Rakestraw for dropping off eggs!
Organic Redneck gleans took place Friday and today, so watch for assorted greens, turnips, onions, and more.
Drop sites also have sliced loaves, buns, and bagels from regular donors Bread Stop, Orowheat, Winco, and Lox, Stocks, and Bagels.
Sweet bread ends and some giant chocolate cookies from My Mother’s Kitchen are in the fridge at Garfield (one bag per family), along with deli items.
Also check the shelves for assorted grains and beans. There’s still a lot of long grain white rice as well as pinto beans, black beans, wheat berries, and more (thanks to Ly Le and Barbara DiJeannine for keeping the grain shelves stocked!).
Bottle Drop Blue Bags are available at the Springfield and Eugene drop sites: 2445 Laralee and 1242 Garfield. When you’ve filled it with returnable bottles and cans, bring it back to the drop site or deliver directly to a nearby Bottle Drop.
Thank you to the Drop Site Clean Team for keeping everything clean and organized!
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Stevie Miller has beef boxes available, as well as 90/10 hamburger ($3/pound).
Kayty Nesbit hosts a free plant trade off her porch at 778 Polk St (purple house). Feel free to take anything on the stairs!
Also watch the Facebook group if you are looking for plant starts, as people are often posting to trade or give away their extras.
ONGOING DROP SITE NEEDS
Keep an eye out for a used shed/ cabinet for the new drop site in Springfield. This or something similar is what we are looking for—https://www.homedepot.com/…/Rubbermaid-Big…/204721844 Send leads to email@example.com or pm (may take longer for response):
Used canning lids and rings, both small and wide mouth, are needed for distribution of grains and dried foods. You can leave at the Garfield drop site, along with empty jars. Please hold off on dropping plastic containers for the grain project—there are currently plenty on hand.
Unused paper lunch bags and plastic bread bags are needed to package bagels for Lox, Stock, and Bagels. If you can help, please leave your package at 1242 Garfield and note that in the comments on this post:
New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card.
If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can get one at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account, search for Eugene Area Gleaners either by name or LF227 and then click Enroll.
Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon, check your settings to make sure qualifying purchases are counted toward donations to the Gleaners. In the Accounts & Lists tab on your Amazon page, select Your AmazonSmile, search for Eugene Area Gleaners, and add it as your Smile charity. Then when you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Or use this link to automatically credit the Gleaners:
Help raise funds and represent the gleaners with this 2” x 6” sticker! Stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Order here:z
If you would like to donate a sticker to another gleaner unable to buy one, you can do so below—write “donation” in the comment section. If you cannot afford a sticker but would like one, request one below (all donation stickers are sent out as they are provided by generous members of our community):
ABOUT THE GLEANERS
To help you find what you need, below are the various Facebook groups associated with the Eugene Area Gleaners.
Eugene Area Gleaners main group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners
Eugene Area Gleaners public page: https://www.facebook.com/EugeneAreaGleaners
EAG Board of Directors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagbod/
EAG Drop Site Hosts & Transporters: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagdropsite/
EAG Glean Leaders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggls
EAG Butcher’s Block: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagmeat/
EAG BST & Traveling Boxes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugspf4free
EAG Auction Planning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagauction
EAG Fundraising Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163647294468495
EAG Grant Writing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggrants
SPOTLIGHT ON BUTCHER’S BLOCK
The Butcher’s Block Facebook group is a resource page for members of EAG to post pictures of meat gleans and hunting expeditions, and discuss butchering processes.
We may cross-post meat deals and gleans here to reach a targeted audience, but they can still be found in the main Facebook and email groups.