The Merrymeeting Gleaners invite you to “Glean with a Friend,” as part of the First Annual Maine Gleaning Week. Gleaners harvest and collect surplus produce from farms and farmers’ markets for re-distribution. The Merrymeeting Gleaners distribute donated produce to soup kitchens, food pantries, Head Start and WIC programs, and low-income housing communities in nine communities from Richmond to Bath. Thanks to the generosity of Six River Farm in Bowdoinham, current gleaners and their friends – and anyone who would like to meet new friends and do some gleaning! – will harvest as many vegetables as possible on the eleventh. The produce will provide meals for midcoast Maine’s hungry children, elders, and all in need in the winter months. Cider, doughnuts, and information about future gleaning activities will be available to all who participate. Please contact the Gleaners at firstname.lastname@example.org, since space is limited and carpooling to the farm will be arranged.