'Gleaning' is the act of collecting leftover crops after they have been commercially harvested. It has been carried out for centuries and in the past was essential for the poor to survive.
Nowadays gleaning has an important role to play to help to avoid wasting nutritious foods such as fruit and vegetables.
To contribute to the 'war on food waste' The Deeping Lions Club is organising a Gleaning event on the 18th and 19th September. Farmers, growers, allotment holders and gardeners and householders who have any unwanted produce tha t can easier be used, are invited to bring produce along to Market Deeping Community Centre Garden on those dates. Club Members will then distribute the food to care homes and charities to feed the hungry and other good causes.