New Program Coordinators Head to the Fields

Three energetic new SoSA program coordinators are now working with farmers, volunteers, and feeding agencies across four states. All three met for training and to talk with staff at the national office in Big Island, Virginia in April.

Kelsey King, Jewel Scruggs, and Andy Lemmon

Our new SoSA program coordinators, gathered at the SoSA national office in Big Island, Virginia. From left to right: Kelsey King (Tennessee,) Jewel Scruggs (Alabama,) and Andy Lemmon (Mississippi and Arkansas.)

They are all very busy at their jobs now, gleaning thousands of pounds of fresh food every week and distributing it to agencies that feed the hungry. We are happy to introduce our new SoSA representatives:

Kelsey King (Tennessee) is originally from Herndon, Virginia. She is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, with a degree in religion and the arts and a minor in creative writing. She has come to SoSA from working at She Reads Truth, a devotional resource for women. She has also interned at Thomas Nelson Publishers. She says, “God consistently teaches me there is enough to go around. SoSA operates in tangible opposition to an economy of scarcity, and instead exists in the reality that God’s economy is abundant!”

Jewel Scruggs (Alabama) grew up in Memphis, and is currently a student at Ashford University. She has been very involved in church missions and her new job allows her to continue that passion. Jewels says, “Helping others is very rewarding, and being able to help those in need in our own communities is just as rewarding. I love being able to give my time and energy for a great cause.”

Andy Lemmon (Mississippi and Arkansas) is originally from Memphis, and grew up in Mississippi. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and religion, and an M.S. in counseling from Mississippi State University. He is also a lay speaker in the Mississippi United Methodist Annual (regional) Conference. Andy and his wife, Lindsey, own a home in Brandon, MS. He says, “I couldn’t imagine a more meaningful career than helping to strengthen relationships and churches, and helping to feed the hungry right here at home.”

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