Information for Volunteers

Glean: verb, to gather (leftover grain or other produce) after a harvest.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Backyard Bounty!  By signing up for a volunteering event or opportunity, you are agreeing to the Terms of Participation and to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County’s Liability Release Waiver (available to view when signing up for a volunteer opportunity).

Please read the FAQ below to best prepare for your next gleaning event!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I prepare for a glean?

Can I bring my kids?

Can I bring a pet?

Do I have to stay the whole time?

What if I have to cancel?

Why don’t volunteers get to take some of the gleaned food home?

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact McCall Marshall, the Backyard Bounty Program Coordinator at