Southman Gleaners came about from both a challenge and inspiration. A gentleman from La Crete, AB operating Peace Country Gleaners, challenged George Wieler to help the hungry by doing the same. George and some of his colleagues accepted the challenge, and Southman Gleaners was born. Our purpose is to gather and process agricultural gleanings and use them to create products to feed the hungry. We take our Inspiration from Leviticus 23:22, “And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any Gleaning of thy Harvest, thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the Stranger: I am the Lord your God.”
Mission Statement: To gather and process Gleanings of Agricultural products so that value may be added to enable the feeding of hungry people. Our product of dried vegetable mix will be distributed through Christian Mission Organizations.
Why give to this project?
We are excited to establish Southman Gleaners in the Winkler area of Manitoba because of the abundant vegetable supply, a large number of eager volunteers, and many generous people, including businesses and farmers. Our plans do require significant investment to fulfill our mission to help the hungry through a gleaning process, but we are encouraged by those already committed to this project.
If you are concerned for the marginalized and poor, we would love to have your help. We invite you to join us in our efforts, as your generosity and interest in providing for the hungry are critical to us seeing this endeavour come to fruition.
Program Countries: Canada
Focuses: Food & Agriculture
Team Lead: George Wieler – Secretary/Treasurer
Team Members: Abe Janzen – Chairman of the Board John Redekop – Vice chairman Ben Friesen Harold Thiessen Waldemar Berg
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