October 13, 2009

Vote for our Gleaning Program!

Democracy is good, right? Well you can help make democracy great: by voting for Bread for the City's Glean for the City program in the Tom's of Maine 50 States for Good contest.

All it takes is a few clicks (every day!), and you can help us win $20,000 -- money that will ensure that we have the staff capacity to coordinate this program in the years ahead. If you really want to help us bring in tons of fresh, free produce each week for the poorest of our neighbors, take this pledge on Facebook to vote every day between today and October 30th, and invite your friends to do the same.

This post isn't just another reminder of this contest. Bread for the City's staff took a field trip last week to Crooked Run Orchard, to do some gleaning ourselves. And dang there were tons of apples just waiting to be picked up - we collected 1800 lbs in just an hour and a half! Check out the photos in our Flickr set here, or on our Facebook page.

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