Monthly News and Stats

Accomplished January 1 to March 31, 2017
4.1 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields
2.6 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project
A total of 6.6 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed
19.9 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided
654 Events Held / 4,261 Volunteers Engaged

News and Events
Young SoSA Volunteers
Two young volunteers helped SoSA distribute fresh cabbages to recipients in Georgia. March was a good gleaning month, and there were wonderful cabbages gleaned in abundance in Florida, and Georgia.

The Cabbage Not Wasted
A group, representing the Council on Aging from three separate Georgia communities, gleaned more than 6,000 pounds of cabbage that morning. One woman left in tears because there was so much food left that they had been unable to glean.
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Hungry for More Than Knowledge
13 million children in America come from food-insecure households. For many, at some point during the school year, free breakfasts and lunches are the only meals they get. It also means that from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast, they might go up to 68 hours without a substantial meal.
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A Food Bank in Central Tennessee Appreciates Food to Distribute
“We are grateful for the 1,000 lbs. of potatoes from the SoSA Potato Drop. A donation of this magnitude goes a long way to help the Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank distribute food, at no cost, to individuals, families, and senior citizens who are currently in need until a more permanent solution is found.”
See the article on the WGNS Radio website

Two Vacation Bible School Programs Available from Society of St. Andrew
Abundance Orchard: Old Testament
Abundance Orchard: New Testament
Each version offers a complete, stand-alone, all-in-one hunger-action themed Vacation Bible School program. Materials are included to plan for 2-3 hours daily for up to 5 days. You can also help feed hungry families through you mission offerings with the Society of St. Andrew.
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