Monthly Mission Focus – Society Of St. Andrew
The Society of St. Andrew focuses on preventing food waste and feeding the hungry through a variety of projects including the Potato & Produce Project, Harvest of Hope and the Gleaning Network.
The Society of St. Andrew shares healthy, nourishing food with hungry people right here in the USA by sending willing volunteers to glean (pick, dig, or gather) fresh fruits and vegetables from fields and orchards. Last year more than 29,000 volunteers worked with the Society of St. Andrew to put more than 69 million servings of food on the tables of those who need it most. When you support the Society of St. Andrew, you are making sure that good food is not wasted and that our hungry brothers and sisters are fed. Formed in 1979 they have partnered with faith groups, secular groups, schools, and individuals, that we might all serve together by feeding the hungry out of the abundance that we are provided.
In 2019, through August:
- SoSA has gleaned, gathered, and distributed 13,756,600 pounds of fresh produce in 3,962 events, with 13,373 volunteers.
- Food donated by 647 farmers has been distributed to hungry people through 1,463 feeding agencies.
- Pounds of food already wasted in the U.S. this year: 92,351,385,272 This waste happens in the fields, transportation, supermarkets, restaurants, and homes
This month we are collecting donations for the Society of St. Andrew to help alleviate the solvable problem of hunger in America.
How can you help?
Please contact Stephanie Cohen if you would like to know more.