Documentation for Gleans.org
Table of Contents
- Mission Statement
- Site Organization
- How to Start A Team
- How to Suggest a Glean
- How to Get Help
The mission of Gleans.org is to provide logistical support for gleaning, harvesting, transferring and distributing food to people in need.
Volunteers get a high ROI (Return on Investment) due to high visibility into the results of their volunteering. For example, a volunteer who participates with a glean will be notified when the produce they gleaned is portioned and distributed, without any action required by the glean team leaders. Gleans.org keeps track of all the details and sends all the emails, automatically.
If you need help or have ideas for improvements, please send an email.
Teams and Distributors are the primary organizational units for people. Gleans, Harvests and Transfers are how food items are tracked.
Each member of a Team has a role. Volunteers are initially assigned a role of "member". Team members can be designated as "leaders" by members with role "admin". Team leaders and admins can take action on Gleans and Transfers such as approving, starting and stopping.
How To Start A Team
Signed-in users can create a Team. Teams are approved by Gleans.org website support. The creator of a Team has the role "admin". Click here to start a new team.
How To Suggest A Glean
Signed-in users can suggest a Glean. Gleans are approved by Gleans.org website support and assigned to Teams by Team leaders or admins. Click here to suggest a new glean.
How To Create a Distributor
Signed-in users can create a Distributor. Distributors are approved by Gleans.org website support. The creator of a Distributor has the role "admin". Click here to create a new distributor.
How to Get Help
You can request help by sending email to Sam Corl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gleans.org supports a variety of workflows around gleaning and free food distribution.