Accomplished January-April 2018
4.5 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
2.7 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
A total of 7.2 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed
21.7 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
883 Events Held and 7,213 Volunteers Engaged
News and Events
New Gleaning Group in South Florida
On Saturday morning, June 2, SoSA will meet with the South Florida group, “Edible Gardening and Sustainable Living” to initiate a gleaning network in their area of South Florida. They will explore ways to glean the mangoes, avocados, and other fruits and vegetables that don’t get harvested, and distribute that food to hungry families. The group expects to involve community leaders and other caring people as it gleans with SoSA this summer.
Annual 20,000 Pound Potato Drop at Louisiana State University
Sponsored by Kitchens On The Geaux and LSU Campus Life, this annual event happened again in April. A Louisiana farmer donated the potatoes which were bagged and sent to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the LSU Student Food Pantry.
“We Are What We Eat” Rhubarb? And a recipe.
A recent post by Jean Blish Siers on EndHunger.org reflects the great significance of food in the full spectrum of our lives. Even this blog post was inspired by remembrance of childhood rhubarb. As a bonus, Jean provides a favorite recipe for Rhubarb Crunch. Read “We Are What We Eat” in our EndHunger.org blog.