Society of St. Andrew
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.
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?
Client Served & CEO of the Rescue Mission.