CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- About 40 volunteers head to Indian Ladder Farms to participate in the Annual Apple Gleaning to benefit local shelters.
The volunteers gleaned the fields to collect fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste.
It's all part of an effort by the Capital District Community Gardens' Squash Hunger Program.
The program collects food for local pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters.
Organizers say this is a great way to have fun while giving back to the community.
"It's really a win, win situation. It's a great way to rescue the produce that would otherwise go to waste and to provide that fresh healthy food to so many in our region that don't have access to it," said Amy Klein, Executive Director, Capital District Community Gardens.
The volunteers started gleaning on Friday and have already collected 2,000 pounds of produce for hungry families.
For more information on how you can volunteer, click here.