BAG hosted a Winter Party yesterday, Saturday January 28, at founder Oakes Plimpton's house in Arlington, MA. The party was potluck style, and a celebration of a phenomenal season of gleaning. A casual affair, BAG hosted the party to thank its volunteers and partners for their help throughout the season. In one room, a slideshow played with photos from the season's gleanings. In the other, volunteers chatted around the food. As the party went on, more and more volunteers arrived carrying new and interesting foods, which of course, were quickly consumed by the room of foodies. Ranging from pumpkin bread to home made dumplings, I was literally chomping away the entire afternoon.
Duck thanks Volunteer of the Season Todd Kaplan for his wonderful work this season.
Towards the end of the party, Duck gave a short speech, sharing the impressive stats from this season's gleanings. She thanked the volunteers for their hard work because BAG could not have had such a great season without their support. BAG was also glad to see some of its partners such as Medford Food Pantry attend. While winter gives some down time as gleaners, BAG is glad to get a chance to reflect on the season and thank its volunteers and partners for their support!
-- Chris, BAG Intern