Society of St. Andrew
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.
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?
Volunteer & I picked a variety of fruits and vegetables to distribute to local food banks and shelters.