SOSA has been a wonderful organization that has greatly supported our efforts. As a grass-roots non-profit working with farmworker communities, many individuals do not regularly have enough food for themselves or their families. SOSA has frequently been able to assist us in feeding the hungry. Additionally, they have been extremely knowledge, professional, and helpful when gleaning for food. I have joined them on a number of occasions and always look forward to my next opportunity to work with their organization.
What a great organization to work with!! We are so grateful for the connection between farmer and family!! The families we serve we so thankful for the beautiful potatoes and the pumpkins that we were blessed with! The representative, Linda came and met us, observed our community outreach and interacted with our volunteers. We were impressed by how professional yet compassionate they are!! Great non-profit to be working with.
The Society of St. Andrew is helping support Fellowship Missions which is an organization that spreads Christ's love through feeding the needy and is starting a homeless shelter in Warsaw, Indiana, Kosciusko County. They have been incremental in donating much needed supplies and from their gleaning network have donated fresh produce of sweet corn and apples. SOSA has also invited us to pick up 200 pounds of potatoes at a future potato drop. We are very blessed to have such an organization help in being committed to end hunger/homelessness in our community. Thank You SOSA!
This summer, the Society of St. Andrew in Charlotte, NC helped me coordinate field trips for 60 inner-city children and youth. We traveled to farms in neighborhing counties, where the gleaning volunteers taught our young people about where food comes from, how to pick it, when to eat it, why it costs money in the store, why it matters how food is grown and transported, and what kinds of careers are available in food production. As a result of our gleaning experience, we sent every child home with 10 ears of corn and 10 tomatoes. We had enough left to send boxes and boxes back to their neighborhoods and schools, and even gave away some of the extra produce on the street as people walked by. It was an amazing experience: Most of our children know what it is like to skip meals because there is not enough food. It brought everyone great joy to see these children experience abundance and learn how to find alternative sources for food.
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.