Documentation for Gleans.org

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Mission Statement

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.

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Thank you for helping hungry people find food.

Site Organization

Teams and Distributors are the primary organizational units for people. Gleans, Harvests and Transfers are how food items are tracked.

Roles

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

Users of the website can request to create a Team. Teams are approved by Gleans.org website support. The creator of a Team has the role "admin".

How To Suggest A Glean

Users of the website can suggest a Glean. Gleans are approved by Gleans.org website support and assigned to Teams by Team leaders or admins.

How to Get Help

You can request help by sending email to Sam Corl at sam@samcorl.com.

Workflows

Gleans.org supports a variety of workflows around gleaning and free food distribution.