Harvest of Hope – the ecumenical study, worship, and mission retreat program of the Society of St. Andrew.

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The goal of Harvest of Hope is to educate participants concerning the domestic and global hunger problem; encouraging them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

The Harvest of Hope Experience

Gleaning: Participants at Harvest of Hope glean crops each morning, donating the produce to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Study: Participants learn about domestic and global hunger. Through a variety of educational tools, coupled with the physical labor of gleaning, they begin to see that one person really can make a difference.

Worship: The nondenominational worship helps bring into focus the relationship between faith and service to the poor. Participants from many different faith traditions join together in worship, showing our love by our unity.

Meals: Good nutritious meals provide an introduction to a simple, healthy lifestyle. As part of a healthy lifestyle participants also covenant to abstain from junk food and soda for the entire event.

Commitment: Harvest of Hope is just the beginning! Participants are encouraged to take what they experience back home with them so they might impact their families, communities, and churches. Harvest of Hope challenges people of faith to respond to the call of the gospel to feed the poor, and to make service a lifestyle, rather than a once-a-year event.

Per-participant Costs for 2017:

  • Weekend: $75
  • 3 Night: $100
  • College Spring Break: $150
  • Week-long: $185

Per-participant deposit: $50


Per-participant Costs for 2018:

  • Weekend: $100
  • 3 Night: $125
  • College Spring Break: $150
  • Week-long: $225

Per-participant deposit: $50

2017 Season


4-Day, 5-Night Alternative Spring Break for College Students (Sunday-Thursday)

March 5-9Groveland, FLCompletedINFO
March 12-16Groveland, FLCompletedINFO

Combined Middle School / High School (Thursday-Sunday)

June 22-25Christchurch, VACompletedINFO
July 27-30Mt. Olive, NCCompletedINFO

Weeklong High School (Sunday-Saturday)

July 16-22Eastern Shore, VACompletedINFO

Weekend Middle School (Friday-Sunday)

July 14-16Eastern Shore, VACompletedINFO

Weekend Intergenerational (Friday-Sunday)

September 29 -
October 1
Fayetteville, TNAvailableINFO
October 6-8Keezletown, VAPlease CallINFO
November 3-5Ray City, GAAvailableINFO
November 17-19Shawsville, VAAvailableINFO

2018 Season


4-Day, 5-Night Alternative Spring Break for College Students (Sunday-Thursday)

February 25 - March 1Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesAvailableINFO
March 4-8Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesAvailableINFO
March 11-15Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesAvailableINFO

Weeklong High School (Sunday-Saturday)

June 10-16Columbia, MSBlueberriesAvailableINFO
July 15-21Exmore, VAPotatoesAvailableINFO
July 15-21Mt. Olive, NCTBDAvailableINFO
July 29 - August 4Claypool, INTBDAvailableINFO

Middle School (Thursday-Sunday)

July 13-15Exmore, VAPotatoesAvailableINFO
July 13-15Mt. Olive, NCTBDAvailableINFO

Weekend Intergenerational (Friday-Sunday)

September 28-30Ephrata, PAApplesAvailableINFO
October 5-7Fuquay, NCSweet PotatoesAvailableINFO
October 26-28Tifton, GATBDAvailableINFO
November 2-4Crescent City, FLOrangesAvailableINFO
November 9-11Scottsboro, ALGreensAvailableINFO