FEARLESS: Melanie Meisenheimer

After returning from a year in France and Cameroon, Melanie Meisenheimer ‘14 is fearlessly taking on the responsibility of running The Gleaning Project for the South Central Community Action Programs (SCCAP) in Gettysburg this summer. She’ll coordinate the collection of gleaned fruits and vegetables from local farms and the distribution to emergency food services – making fresh, local healthy food a reality for low-income families!

Melanie Meisenheimer

 The Adams County Gleaning Network started three years ago, but Melanie will be the first person to take on the project since supervision has transitioned to SCCAP. She hopes to rescue 100,000 pounds of food this summer and for food pantries, Campus Kitchen, Survivors, Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen, Adams Rescue Mission and others to utilize.

 Help to share Melanie’s work and the importance of The Gleaning Project by liking their new Facebook page. Her devotion to SCCAP and food justice in Adams County makes her Fearless! 

Also, we’d like to give a shout out to the Painted Turtle Farm, which is hosting a community potluck through the Adams County Local Foods Network on Monday night (June 17) at 6:30pm. Come by the garden (located near the pavilion in Quarry), for a tour, some delicious local food, and a great discussion. Bring along your own plate and utensil!