I wanted to thank you for organizing such a great group. I was amazed at how much fruit there was, and glad it is going to good homes. I wished the gleaners had taken more fruit for their good effort, especially since there was so much.
-Christine, South Side
Sharing produce with those who need it most is pure pleasure. A few weeks ago, I was able to share apples with people in the Amani Neighborhood as part of the outreach of the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary organization. Their program is currently located at Hephatha Lutheran Church, 18th and Locust, Milwaukee. Generously donated by Glean Milwaukee, apples were offered to anyone who came by. Moms, dads, grandmas, young adults, in pairs or singly, all stopped by to see what was being shared that day. When these apples were offered, comments ranged from “oh, a sweet treat!” to “oh, I love these green ones!” to “oh, now I can bake a pie or a cobbler!” People living in what is referred to as a food-scarce neighborhood are so grateful for shared food, and fresh produce is always appreciated. But apples, well, apples were the biggest hit ever! Thanks to Glean Milwaukee for the generous donation and the opportunity to make people happy.
-MaryAnn Fitzgerald, dedicated volunteer for the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary organization