FAQ

  1. How much does it cost to participate in Skagit Gleaners?

    The only costs are the yearly membership dues and the work needed to fulfill your volunteer hours.
    The Cost of member ship is broken down into three payment options:

    1. One payment of $365 for a year – Paid in Cash or Check (only a $1 a day!)
    2. Two payments of 190. The First Payment is due on the day you sign up and the second is due
      the next month. – Paid in Credit/Debit Card
    3. 12 payments of $35 a month. – Paid in Credit/Debit Card
  2. How many times a week can I shop?

    Currently you can shop three times a week, but this can be subject to change depending on the amount of produce received.

  3. How much food will I get?

    You will get to choose products that will supplement the needs of your family. The amount and variety received by Skagit Gleaners varies from day to day, so shopping always offers new surprises depending on the season. Members are responsible for providing their own shopping containers, like boxes, tubs , bags, etc.

  4. Why do I need to work?

    Skagit Gleaners is a self-help group and food bank alternative. We ask our members to volunteer because we believe giving back maintains dignity and cultivates a sense of ownership in the program. Even if you have limited time and abilities, we can help you find a place to volunteer that fits your schedule and skills. It takes many hours of work for Gleaners to operate, and we would not be able to do it without the help of our members.

                      Opportunities for work:

    • Automotive—upkeep, repairs, cleaning, etc.
    • Babysit—for a member working at SG.
    • Building—cleaning, repairs, grounds, handyman, etc.
    • Market work—sorting, cleaning, etc.
    • Financial—accounting, bookkeeping, non profit taxes, budget and other
    • Grants—non-profit grant writing
    • Member Relations—events for the members, welcoming, signups
    • Office work—computer, translation, receptionist
    • Pick-Up—help pick up products from donors
    • Procurement—obtaining new donors
    • Publicity/Marketing—positive image in the community, gaining new members
    • Rest Area—workers, cookies

     

  5. How many hours will I need to work?

    Members are required to work three hours per month minimum, but volunteering more is always appreciated.

  6. Can more than one family member volunteer?

    Any household member may volunteer hours. When more than one household member works both members earn hours toward the annual requirement.

  7. Can I get tax credit for the time I volunteer?

    IRS Tax code provides for the reimbursement of mileage only.

  8. Is there an income limitation?

    There is no minimum annual income limit. Families of all income levels are welcome to join.

  9. How many hours will I need to work?

    Members are required to work three hours per month minimum, but volunteering more is always appreciated.

 

Please contact us today if you have additional questions!

We would love to hear from you!