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Gleaners organizations carrying on, with some restrictions


April 1, 2020

FAIR SHARE Gleaners members Brett Pellett and Frances Schneider unload groceries from a delivery truck last week.

Sweet Home's two Gleaners groups are staying busy helping supply food to low-income families through the COVID-19 outbreak.

"We're here for the community, and we're staying here for the community, no matter what," said Tracy Rowe, coordinator for Fair Share Gleaners.

Fair Share is setting up in the doorway to deliver food to members, Rowe said. "We bag everything up. We fill the bags and put them outside."

Board members are the only ones working, Rowe said, and while working, they're maintaining social distancing requirements.

"Thus far, it's worked pretty darn good," Rowe said. Her grou...

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