Twice a week, Gleaning Abundance Project communications co-ordinator Glenn Hilke makes the rounds at the farmers market.
Saturday and Wednesday afternoons, he passes by the vendors, asking for donations and leftovers.
Not for himself, but for the Salvation Army and other groups around town that help feed those in need.
Hilke said that this year's market gleaning has netted between seven and eight tonnes of fresh produce, valued at about $20,000.
"That food gets processed immediately, cooked for Saturday meals or distributed to organizations with life-skill cooking programs or some to consumers who come to some of the meals," he said.
Hilke and other gleaning volunteers walk up the street at the end of the market to collect whatever the farmers have to offer.
"Some have something ready, others say, leave us a box and come back in 10 minutes," he said.
"It's been done in the past, I don't know how long. The Salvation Army was doing it last year. I started doing it at the beginning of the season. We fill up a van every Saturday afternoon, and then I go to the Wednesday market on Victoria Street, apart from the Salvation Army."
At the Saturday market, Hilke plans on acknowledging the farmers for their generosity.
"They've been amazing. These people are working really hard in their fields."