Gleaning in Mississippi & Arkansas

The Society of St. Andrew has delivered more than 21 million pounds of salvaged potatoes and other food to the needy in Mississippi and Arkansas through our Potato and Produce Project. This has resulted in almost 62 million servings of food going to hungry families in Mississippi and Arkansas.

The Society of St. Andrew operates a volunteer-driven Gleaning Network that includes volunteers who save fresh produce every year and use it to feed hungry people all across the two states.

In 2016, Program Coordinator Andy Lemmon appeared on the Mission: Nutrition radio program. The show, hosted by Rebecca Turner on SuperTalk Mississippi, focuses on food, health, and nutrition. Andy explains the work of Society of St. Andrew. Runs 24:44.

Through the Mississippi Gleaning Network, we coordinate volunteers in many areas of the states who actually enter fields after farmers have finished harvesting and simply pick up the tons of good produce left behind. Our volunteers represent groups from various church denominations, synagogues, youth groups, other civic organizations, individuals, and inner city residents.

Mississippi & Arkansas Gleaning

We can arrange gleanings based on any desired date! Contact us about the date you want.

Most gleaning events take place on weekends where gleaners arrive in the fields around 8am. and are on their way home by noon. Society of St. Andrew makes all arrangements with farmers, produce containers and food distribution. All that volunteer gleaners need to do is show up. Volunteer groups are encouraged to take food back to agencies or programs that they support in their local area.

People of all ages can glean. Gleaners should be able to bend over and should be able to bend and lift several pounds of produce.

It is important that the contact person be reachable by phone during day-time hours.

Most of our gleanings are in the morning and last three to four hours. Gleanings are scheduled week days and on Saturdays.

If you have questions about when local crops are available, we would be happy to help.

For information about gleaning in Mississippi, please contact our Mississippi Program Coordinator.

Recent Mississippi & Arkansas Facebook Posts

Your gift to Society of St. Andrew will do fantastic things on #GivingTuesday, November 28, when, together, we’ll raise $100,000 to ship one million pounds of food to hungry Americans!
Please join us and the global giving movement #GivingTuesday! Join us by filling out this template, taking a pic and uploading your own #UNselfie. Share how or why you plan to give this year on Nov 28th!  Follow @givingtuesday #GivingTuesday #EndHunger #SoSA #philanthropy #UNselfie #givingback #generosity


Comment on Facebook

Emily Ousterhout Manuel - Thanks for liking our post. Won't you please participate? We would LOVE to see a picture of you holding up the #UNselfie paper telling us why you invest in helping to feed hungry Americans!

We love gleaning and helping feed our hungry neighbors. We also love it when our volunteers are super enthusiastic and take tons of pictures. #endhunger
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#GivingTuesday! Join us by filling out this template, taking a pic and uploading your own #UNselfie. Share how or why you plan
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