Monthly News and Stats
Accomplished in January 2018
1.1 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
587 Thousand Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
A total of 1.7 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed
5 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
201 Events Held and 1,764 Volunteers Engaged
News and Events
New SoSA Regional Gleaning Office is Open in Indiana
In 2018, Society of St. Andrew goes into high gear in Indiana! SoSA has gleaned in the state in the past, but now will make a significantly larger impact.
In the first year, we expect to glean about one million pounds of produce from Indiana farm fields. All that food will be distributed by area food banks and food pantries to feed the state’s most vulnerable residents.
Gleaned Fish Go to Refugees in North Carolina
In late January, “Fish Day” arrived at Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas. Astor Farms donated more than 1,300 pounds of fresh tilapia to our newest neighbors! What a catch! This donation of fresh fish happens periodically in the Carolinas.
Florida Gleans More Than Citrus in January
Those luxurious leafy greens are bok choy! On Martin Luther King Day, students from Palm Beach Atlantic University used their Day of Service to glean with SoSA. Ross Farm and Heritage Farm are donating beautiful romaine and bok choi in Southern Florida.
Harvest of Hope Mission Retreats are Filling Up — Schedule Your Group Now
Harvest of Hope will hold 12 events in 8 states this year. There are gleaning / learning / serving events for college students, junior high, senior high, and intergenerational groups.
The Society of St. Andrew is a national nonprofit hunger-relief ministry that rescues 25-30 million pounds of fresh, nutritious, excess produce each year that would otherwise go to waste for various marketing reasons. This food is then distributed to critical feeding agencies across the country at no cost to the agencies or the hungry people they serve. More information about the Society of St. Andrew and its hunger-relief programs – Gleaning Network, Potato & Produce Project, and Harvest of Hope is available online at EndHunger.org.