Gleaning Valuable Insights
The above photo shows founders Jim and Jane Van Tuinen and Nathan and Mary Rykse. We visited Niagara Christian Gleaners and Ontario Christian Gleaners in October 2021, and we were inspired to see these successful gleaning operations that serve millions of meals annually.
We are being mentored by Dr. Jim Paauw and Tim Paauw from Sus Manos Gleaners in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Pete Wieringa from Niagara Christian Gleaners in Ontario, Canada.
We are praising God that our sister gleaner, Sus Manos Gleaners, in Grand Rapids, Michigan is now sending all their dehydrated food to the Ukraine and Haiti. With so many volunteers they are working 2 shifts a day 5 days a week! Millions of meals are being sent to people who are starving!
Niagara Christian Gleaners is also sending millions of meals to the Ukraine! The need is great!
Our friends from Niagara Christian Gleaners are praying for us at Kalamazoo Valley Gleaners!
From knowledge grows success
Visit the websites below to learn more about the gleaning movement in North America.
Gleaners we have visited and are currently emulating:
Sus Manos Gleaners, Jenison, Michigan
Ontario Christian Gleaners, Cambridge, Ontario
Niagara Christian Gleaners, Smithville, Ontario
Other North American Gleaners:
Reapers of Hope, Drayton, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario Gleaners, Leamington, Ontario
Okanagan Gleaners, Oliver, British Columbia
North Okanagan Valley Gleaners, Vernon, British Columbia
Peace Country Gleaners Society, LaCrete, Alberta
Prairie Gleaners Society, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Gleanings for the Hungry, Dinuba, California
Fraser Valley Gleaners, Abbotsford, British Columbia