Gleaning America's Fields ~ Feeding America's Hungry




P.O. Box 25081
Durham, NC 27702-5081
Toll free: (866) 453-2662 or

               (866) GLEANNC
FAX: (919) 682-3349


Facebook Pages

SoSA - North & South Carolina

Charlotte Area Gleaning

Piedmont Triad Region Gleaning

Upstate SC Gleaning


Farmers Market Initiative

- partner program with United Methodist Churches

News of Society of St. Andrew, North Carolina

also covering parts of South Carolina

November 2013 - About 120 Winthrop College students converged to bag 30,000 pounds of potatoes in the annual Potato Drop. Winthrop put on the event as a school-wide service project. As a precursory event, they held an informative cultural event for students to understand the scope of hunger.
October 2013 - This video slideshow is a collection of photos and videos of the Jackson County Glean Team, the Hayward County Gleaners, and the Open Door gleaners coming together to help fight poverty in Western North Carolina. It was produced by Willie Jones, AmeriCorps Vista intern for a Western Carolina University service program.
July 2013 - July 31, Polk County, North Carolina - Blueberry gleaning took over part of Green River Farm in Millspring. Some of the volunteers have worked with SoSA for 15 years.
June 2013 - Greensboro News & Record was quite impressed (aren't they always) with the giant mound of spuds - all destined to feed people right away: "Countless numbers of pies, soufflés, fries and casseroles will be made in the Triad over the coming days after a local church gave away 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes."


April 2013 - This story appeared on April 16 in a couple of North Carolina papers. Gerry Sutton, owner of Brook Hill Farms, says: They're good potatoes, there was just no market, and it's time-sensitive, so you have to do something with it, It doesn't make good sense to let it rot. We're trying to help.

March 2013 - The 39th annual Durham NC CROP Walk benefited many organizations, including SoSA in North Carolina. NC Regional Director Scott Briggs is interviewed.

November 2012 - a great piece done by "The Laurel of Ashville" about the gleaning of Farmers' Markets in the Ashville area. Gleaning coordinator Bill Walker was involved with this story.

November 2012 - The Charlotte Observer reported on a group of East Mecklenburg High students gleaning turnips in Midland, North Carolina.

August 2012 - SoSA volunteers gleaned more than two tons of red apples from the rolling hills of the Biltmore estate in Ashville, North Carolina (a national historic landmark). The Citizen-Times did a very nice story covering the event and explaining gleaning and the need for this effort.

May 2012 - Triangle Gleaning Coordinator Rebecca Page is interviewed as part of this 4-minute video from the North Carolina Farm Bureau. The piece focuses on a strawberry gleaning in North Carolina, and on the work done by SoSA.

April 16, 2013 - cabbage, sweet potatoes, and SoSA in North Carolina - a nice article appeared in the Midtown Raleigh News, and in the Chapel Hill News. Both versions are linked here.

Durham Crop Walk feeds hungry globally and and locally, March 14, 2013 ~ Regional Director Scott Briggs is quoted in the article.

February 2012 - Charlotte Observer - Gleaners with the Society of St. Andrew started their day trimming mustard greens while frost was still on the plants. Then they loaded bag after bag of the greens into their pickup trucks for delivery to organizations like Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Habitat for Humanity of Matthews, Smallwood Presbyterian Church and Christian Ministry Outreach.


Video: Strawberry Gleaning in NC from the NC Farm Bureau, May 2012


January 2012 - Greensboro NC News and Record - With crystals of frost still coating the large, green leaves of fresh collards, volunteers working on behalf of the Society of St. Andrew gathered early Monday morning in a community garden in Stokesdale to gather their harvest.

Harvest for the needy ~ Charlotte Observer, December 2, 2011 - Article on several faith groups and organizations gleaning with SoSA and Charlotte Area Gleaning Coordinator Kristen Shaben.

October 2011 - UNC-TV covered the North Carolina annual Yam Jam. They did a 4-minute segment that is part of a North Carolina Now TV program. Regional Director Kristy Nash is interviewed, along with Gleaning Coordinator Glenda Woodard and Rev. Paul Toombs of the New Unity Missionary Baptist Church.

Fallen apples fill food bank pantries -  - Spartanburg Herald Journal, October 8, 2011 - The local paper showed up at Nivens Apple Farm in Moore, South Carolina to observe gleaning coordinated by the Rev. Ashley McCoy-Bruce, South Carolina program coordinator for SoSA. She was assisted by Maddie Batlas of Greer Relief - also a field leader for SoSA.

South Carolina Gleaning Coordinator Ashley McCoy-Bruce is quoted in this gleaning article in the Independent Mail of Anderson SC: "Upstate volunteers glean all they can from local farms, gardens for those in need"

August 31, 2011 - A sweet potato drop at John Wesley UMC in Pinopolis NC is covered by the Charleston Post & Courier.  (runs 1:13)

August 13, 2011 - "Upstate volunteers glean all they can from local farms, gardens for those in need" - from the Independent Mail newspaper of Anderson, South Carolina.

August 1, 2011 - Video interviews of gleaners Sylvester Brown and Sheila Black, and farmer John Yelton, at a tomato gleaning in Gold Hill, NC.  (runs 2:05)

August 1, 2011 - "Volunteers pick through fields to help the hungry" - article in the Salisbury (NC) Post

July 27, 2011 - SoSA and Charlotte-area gleaning coordinator Kristen Shaben are featured in this article in the Charlotte Observer that focuses on gleaning as a great idea with wonderful results.

A film documentary about helping the hungry will feature a North Carolina woman and her volunteer work with Society of St. Andrew. (May 8, 2011 in Gloria Henderson will be featured in the film, Every Three Seconds, by Daniel Karslake. Learn more about the film here.

February 25, 2011 - Marilyn Marks retires after 13 years of coordinating gleaning in the Charlotte NC region for the Society of St. Andrew

Nov. 2010 - People from Covenant Presbyterian Church and Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte gleaned at Riverbend Farm in Midland NC. The turnips became part of trays distributed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg's primary meals-on-wheels program.



 © Society of St. Andrew | All Rights Reserved | Home | Donate | Contact Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy
National Office: 3383 Sweet Hollow Road, Big Island VA 24526                         800-333-4597 or 434-299-5956