America’s Premier Food Rescue and Distribution Ministry
In 2015, more than 32 thousand volunteers gleaned nutritious produce from farmers’ fields and orchards after the harvest. These gleanings provided more than 16 million pounds of fresh food to those in need.
Potato & Produce Project
Truckloads of unmarketable potatoes and other produce, donated by the agricultural community, are delivered to agencies serving the poor … more than 11 million pounds in 2015.
Harvest of Hope Retreats
Every year, people of all ages take part in our work / study mission retreat programs, learning about hunger and poverty, gleaning in fields, and working in food pantries and soup kitchens.
Our Solution to Hunger and Waste in 3 Minutes:
Working with Volunteers, Organizations, and Faith Groups Since 1979
SoSA partners 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.
Food Saved and Distributed
by SoSA in 2016 (January-August)
(57.1 Million Servings)
with 17,765 Volunteers
at 3,445 Events
Pounds of Food Wasted
in the U.S. in 2016
Volunteering with the Society of St. Andrew for the past 8 years has been wonderful. It is amazing to see the difference being made by this organization. They are starting in our local communities and changing the world!–Ashley J.
For three decades now, I have personally supported this organization. Doesn't it make all the sense in the world to save good food that would otherwise be thrown away, and take it to hungry people? There's no reason for hunger in the USA. There IS enough food for everyone. The challenge is to distribute it. And that's what they do.–jdevine18
We at South Austin Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) financially support Society of St. Andrew. We enjoy the uplifting devotionals they give to us at no cost for participating in their seasonal programs. We are looking forward in giving to this worthy cause again!–South Austin Christian Church
I have enjoyed working with SOSA for about two years now to feed the hungry in our community. The SoSA volunteers are always kind, gracious, and so appreciative of the help we can offer. I have been blessed by the opportunity to with with them.–Bosmom
Volunteering with SoSA has truly been a blessing. They unselfishly give of their time and talents to help the hungry. If they could see the tears of joy that falls from the faces of senior citizens, widows, hospice, and the working poor, who needed food but did not have the means to purchase any, yet the SOSA team is in action freely distributing food.–tidewatergleaning
Gleaning events are hands-on and inter-generational, and the Harvest of Hope programs are longer sessions which include spiritual and educational components. I love the annual Christmas "donor cards" with their unique and inspirational art. I always look for ways to promote and support SoSA.–jasnc
Gleaning events are hands-on and inter-generational, and the Harvest of Hope programs are longer sessions which include spiritual and educational components. I love the annual Christmas "donor" cards with their unique and inspirational art. I always look for ways to promote and support SoSA.–jasnc
A wonderful organization! Their concept of harvesting fresh, perfectly good, nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste is awesome. I participated in a gleaning weekend a few years ago and loved it. Have been a regular supporter since.–Marde
SoSA is one of the best charities that we, as a family, have volunteered in. The organizers are extremely personable and down to earth people. Children are not only accommodated, but their participation is valued.–Taskeen
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Volunteering can be an exciting, growing, enjoyable experience. It is truly gratifying to serve a cause, practice one’s ideals, work with people, solve problems, see benefits, and know one had a hand in them.