Society of St. Andrew
Geographic areas served: United States - 48 contiguous states
GLEANING AMERICA’S FIELDS - FEEDING AMERICA’S HUNGRY. Founded in 1979. 20 to 30 million pounds of fresh produce is saved each year by the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) and donated to feed the hungry nationwide. SoSA’s Gleaning Network uses tens of thousands of volunteers to glean farmers’ fields and orchards after harvest for nutritious produce that would otherwise be plowed under or left to rot. SoSA’s Potato & Produce Project salvages truckloads of perfectly good but commercially unmarketable potatoes and other produce donated by members of the agricultural community. All of this food is then delivered and donated to food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other critical service agencies in the 48 contiguous states. These agencies, in turn, distribute the food directly to the needy. SoSA’s Harvest of Hope program educates people about the hunger problem and encourages them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution. The Society of St. Andrew is a faith-based ecumenical nonprofit organization adhering to the highest standards of good stewardship. It maintains an operational overhead of under 10%, resulting in more than 90 cents of every donated dollar going directly to providing food for the hungry. The vision of the Society of St. Andrew is a world in which physical and spiritual hungers are met through God’s grace and abundance. www.endhunger.org.
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Concord UMC Mike
SoSA has only had an office in TN for 2.5 years and it is staffed by only 2 ladies. In that time they have salvaged over 3 MILLION pounds of fresh produce that has been given away to families in need and food pantries to prepare this food for the needy. The National ogranization last year salvaged... more »
SoSA is amazing!!! Whenever I try to tell people about their work, they act like it is too good to be true! By rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste (usually landfills), they are able to provide fresh (not processed) food for just a few pennies per pound because they work with existing ... more »