Gleanings for the Hungry

"When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner."—Leviticus 19:9-10 (NIV)

In the sunny San Joaquin Valley, you'll find a summer camp that's saving the world, one peach at a time.

Youth groups from California (and other nearby states) devote one week to working the fruit line, turning donated peaches and nectarines into delicious dried fruit. Dried fruit lasts longer than fruit fresh off the tree and is easier to ship, so it's great for overseas nutrition programs.

Each year, teams process half a million pounds of fruit that is sent to ministries in impoverished countries. The work is hot and sticky and totally unlike any other summer camp we've seen.

To learn more about Gleanings for the Hungry, or to schedule a trip for your youth group, check out their website.

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