Local Gleaners look to 'scratch our way out'


October 26, 2022

Benny Westcott

Fair Share Gleaners, located at 1040 Long St., faces closure unless it can generate additional funding, members say.

Fliers have recently circulated through town warning that Fair Share Gleaners, a Sweet Home institution for 40 years, will close in November without more funding.

But coordinator Tracy Rowe has other ideas, even as the organization has fallen on hard times.

"We will not close," she said. "We will scratch and dig our way out of this. It's a lump in the road. We've been there before, and we've always managed to pick up our chins and move on."

The pandemic, of course, played a significant role in its downturn. Donations fell as fewer people used Fair Share for food, and an inability to hold...

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