Our Story

Welcome, to the Creston Valley Gleaners Society which is a non-profit organization that gleans from your “hand me down treasures” to the benefit of our community and surrounding areas.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Creston Valley Gleaners is to lend a hand where most needed and to treat with dignity and caring those individuals in our community who are less fortunate.

Community Helping Community

Glean (verb)

1.  accumulate something – transitive verb to obtain information in small amounts over a period of time.

2.  gather after harvest – transitive and intransitive verb to go over a field or area that has just been harvested and gather by hand any usable parts of the crop that remain

Gleaner (noun ) – One who gleans

Over 30 years ago, Gleaners was founded for the purpose of “gleaning” gently used articles for resale in order to support our local Creston Food Bank.  Since then, thanks to a giving, caring community, we have become so much more.

Gleaners and Gleaners Too and the food services reside in Creston, BC (a town numbering just over 5,000 people) and each building is a constant hive of activity from 7 am every morning, Monday through Friday, in the sort rooms of the various departments.

Here you will find 100 + volunteers who sort, clean and allocate a treasure trove of donated products into three different categories of goods.  Each volunteer works from three to forty hours a week, and some volunteers have worked for Gleaners for twenty years and more since it began in 1984.

In Creston it is a matter of pride to say…

“I got it at Gleaners” or I gave it to Gleaners”

–Shoppers

Gleaners is a wonderful example of community helping community.