YORK SPRINGS – PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife joined a volunteer gleaning operation at Lerew’s Orchard in York Springs through Project SHARE of Carlisle. Gleaning is a centuries-old concept where growers would leave excess food in their fields for the poor to pick up to feed their families for free for the labor of harvesting the produce. PA Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and his wife joined a volunteer gleaning operation at Lerew’s Orchard in York Springs through Project SHARE of Carlisle. He encouraged Pennsylvanians to become involved during this time to help out needy neighbors. Project SHARE organizes volunteer opportunities to collect excess, unsaleable, but still perfectly good field crops, market leftovers, and the last planting that farmers do not pick or cannot sell. The produce is donated to the charitable food system. So far this year, Project SHARE has gleaned over 134,000 pounds of food. Redding encouraged folks to donate food or funds to a local food bank or local food pantry; contact your local school district to learn about opportunities to assist with school food pantries or support out-of-school time feeding programs; or donate a harvested deer through Hunters Sharing the Harvest.