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December 7, 2009

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December 7, 2009

I just recently gleaned with my three children, now 12, 10, and 5, for the 2nd time. We picked turnips the weekend after Thanksgiving and we all left the field feeling that something had been done for us! What a great feeling! I am always looking for opportunities to serve with my kids and teach them about gratitude and giving. Gleaning is perfect for this as the Society welcomes children and they can see their efforts literally pile up and fill a truck. We later learned that the food we helped to glean fed people at the soup kitchen just a block from our home. Very cool. We were introduced to the SoSA through our previous church and then got signed on the email list. Great organization! Great people!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they allow my children to jump into serving!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful, not at all critical of my 5 year olds pickings:)

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed all the hungry people so no one went to bed with an aching stomach.

Ways to make it better...

well...it could really not have been better!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 6, 2009

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December 6, 2009

I've volunterred for SOSA several times and all of the experiences were positive. SOSA was very organized and they keep the volunteers informed beforehand. On the day of the gleaning, they have all the needed supplies on hand and helpful people to provide guidance. It was fun comradarie which made the time fly past. It was great to see what just a handful of people could accomplish. People of all ages and walks of life were joined together. In no time we had bags of bags of (collards, sweet potatoes, you name it) to show for our work as well as a feeling of accomplishment. It was great knowing the food was going immediately to multiple food banks and rescue missions.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, good natured, helpful, easy to work with

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 4, 2009

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December 4, 2009

My husband, and I, and our 3 young sons (ages 2, 5, and 7) have all been able to participate in gleaning projects with SOSA. It's often challenging to find charitable projects that we can do as a whole family, and SOSA does an outstanding job of welcoming families. We picked blueberries over the summer and our boys had buckets overflowing with berries! We were able to deliver them to a food shuttle that delivers fresh produce to neighboring counties. SOSA does an excellent job of communicating with us, and keeps us updated on all projects.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the fellowship of the volunteers on a workday. Great spirit and working towards a common goal of feeding the hungry.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 4, 2009

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December 4, 2009

SoSA provides a great opportunity and one of the few family service avenues. Not only does SoSA provide a great service to the community - from the farmer to the people who sit at the table and enjoy healthy food. The value of allowing my whole family to serve the local community in a very tangible way is a benefit both now in the food gleaned but also in allowing us to live out our calling to serve. So the service SoSA is providing will truly last generations!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to work in the fields as a volunteer.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase communication to families.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to serve with my children and friends.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

GREAT! Very friendly and outgoing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Make a huge impact for those needing food.

Ways to make it better...

it wasn't so hot outside...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

farmers willing to allow gleaning.

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Great work, keep it up!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 4, 2009

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December 4, 2009

An apple a day... what about 4,000 pounds of apples! That's how many apples were delivered by the Society of Saint Andrews Gleaners to the Rescue Mission of Roanoke. The Mission's kitchen prepares and serves more than 900 meals each day, so immediately fried apples were served at breakfast, apple salads were made for lunch, apples were included with the bagged lunches packed for students for folks living int he shelter who were going off to work and a tasty apple crisp was made for supper. Hundreds of Saint Andrews Volunteers picked the apples for us and then more volunteers at the Mission peeled and chopped them so that the freezer was filled! Thank you Society of Saint Andrew.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing the joy of those who glean and those who enjoy the harvest at the last stop of foods that have been gleaned.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate about finding a purpose for food that would have been lost if they had not been there to harvest it.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create a nationawide delivery system to service places liek the Rescue Mission and community food banks all over the country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

December 4, 2009

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December 4, 2009

I was introduced to SOSA while working for a church for a summer. I was able to gather leftover food from numerous fields and personally hand it to those in need of the fresh produce. It was a rewarding experience and has been ever since. 18 months later, I still support SOSA in their efforts to reduce and eventually eliminate local hunger. SOSA organizes events throughout the entire year and in multiple states. They contact farmers willing to donate their extra produce, they set up events, big and small, and they bring people in to gather the food. The staff is not limited to desk work however; they are out there with us gathering food, leading youth events, and bagging produce.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the satisfaction of meeting someone else's needs with food that would normally be thrown away (in some cases) due to excess.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

organized, hard working individuals focused on not letting good food go to waste and making sure as many people as possible do not go to bed with the painful feeling of an empty stomach.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed the world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 23, 2009

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November 23, 2009

I became aware of SoSA's ministry several years ago at Annual Conference where they had an informational booth on display. Since then I have used their free resources to educate my local United Methodist Church congregation about the great work SoSA does to salvage food and deliver millions of servings of food each year to feed the hungry in the U.S. The fact that they can do so much with the money they receive--very low overhead allows greater percentage be used to feed the hungry and the cost to deliver a serving of salvaged food is only about 2 cents--and they are keeping edible food from going to landfills. I applaud SoSA's efforts!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the outcome of gleaned food getting to the hungry in America.

Ways to make it better...

I cannot think of anything to suggest for improvement.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 23, 2009

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November 23, 2009

The Society of St. Andrew is a wonderful organization ensuring that food does not fallow in the fields. Instead, it saves food from going to waste and gets it to those most in need of fresh produce in the local community. SOSA operates with minimal staff and overhead costs to maximize the impact it has as a non-profit. As a mom of young children, I have spent much time trying to find opportunities for my children to serve their community. SOSA manages to include large groups, individuals, families, and small groups in their gleanings, and all ages are welcome and encouraged to serve. It is a powerful message to see young and old working together to conserve food and help others. SOSA has given a great gift to my family by providing a meaningful way for us to help our neighbors.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the hands on opportunity it has given my family to help our greater commmunity by saving food that would otherwise go to waste.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceedingly organized, helpful, and hard working.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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