Our new app, LocalShareNJ, has been custom-designed to make it easier to find out about and register for LocalShare gleanings. But it’s much more than that! Get real time updates on new opportunities or changes in the volunteer schedule, get access to the extensive list of local farms and food pantries we work with, and stay connected with LocalShare staff and fellow volunteers!

 Search and download LocalShareNJ from the Apple App Store or from Google Play

Through the app, you’ll able to register for gleanings and other events, and then check in and track your volunteer hours. You can take a look at the map, or browse through the directory list, to get the contact information and location of all of the local farms, food pantries, and free pop-up produce markets. You will also be able to post comments and pictures and share recipes with each other!

We ask that all volunteers now sign-up through the app to streamline registrations, and allow us to contact you efficiently with any cancellations, or last-minute changes. The LocalShareNJ app is the most efficient way to keep track of all the amazing work our volunteers do, as well as be a comprehensive way for us to keep all of the many moving pieces of our program organized. This app will ultimately free up hours previously been spent keeping track of everything, and allow us to spend more time doing the work that expands our mission to the farthest reaches.

We are so grateful for our volunteers, without you our organization would not be able to function! We hope that the LocalShareNJ app will be a fun and easy way for all of us to stay connected. If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with the app, please don’t hesitate to contact us at christine@foodshedalliance.org or call/text 908-619-7232.

 Thank you so much to everyone who has been along for this journey with us, we are excited to keep reaching further – together.

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See this Step-by-Step Guide to help you download the app and get started! It explains how to sign and submit the waiver form, sign up for gleanings, post photos and comments, and browse farm and food pantry information. We created this guide to help make this an easy transition for everyone, so please read it first, and if you still need help, don’t hesitate to reach out (christine@foodshedalliance.org or call/text 908-619-7232).