SoSA – Charlotte lost a good friend

Watermelons

 

By Jean Blish Siers *

In the winter, when the fields are quiet, I don’t hear from my volunteers as often. I had last seen Cheryl in late October when my husband and I took her a load of turnips and greens on a warm Sunday afternoon. Although she had been in and out of the hospital this summer, she said she was doing well and was already calling neighbors to come share ...

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The Power of One

 

By Liz Sheahan *

She found herself in rural Alabama with a bunch of newly–found friends learning about hunger and waste, and picking black-eyed pears for the hungry people of that rural area. And she wasn’t from that area – by any stretch.

Dr. Lesley Huffaker, a resident of the San Diego area, is a grandma, cancer survivor, and retired special ed teacher specializing in advocating for kids with dyslexia. At church one Sunday morning in 2008, she read a flyer about ...

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A Day in the Field

 

Gleaning is nothing new to Rebecca Page. She’s been out in the fields of North Carolina, working as our Triangle Area Gleaning Coordinator since April 2011. But she had unexpected notoriety last December when one of her gleanings was covered by the CBS Evening News.

That day, Rebecca was working with dozens of volunteers in a potato field owned by former NFL center Jason Brown. The St.Louis Rams player quit football in 2012, in the midst of a high-paying contract, so ...

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My Kettle Chip Conundrum: A food-waste puzzle!

Kettle Chips

 

By Jean Blish Siers *

I begin 2015 with a big problem: A third of a bag of kettle chips lurks in my pantry, left over from holiday celebrations with friends and family. First, please note that there are some left over, which is impressive because they are truly my guilty pleasure! Second, I should confess that it’s not an ordinary bag, but a Costco-sized bag, enormous and filled with oily, salty delight.

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How to Make a Difference

Can a regular person make a huge difference in this world? The answer is a clear and resounding “yes!” Daniel Karslake show us 5 ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. One of them is Gloria Henderson, a SoSA gleaning coordinator in North Carolina. This 90-second promo, with music by Kati Perry, is a quick introduction to a full-length documentary that shows what these five people are doing.

Every Three Seconds is a ...

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Every Three Seconds Film

Every Three Seconds is a film by Daniel Karslake. The title refers to the death a person every three seconds due to extreme poverty and hunger. The film shows the work of five ordinary people who are make an extraordinary difference because they have engaged in innovative was to make a difference. One of those people is SoSA Gleaning Coordinator Gloria Henderson, who has volunteered for years to direct gleaning efforts in North ...

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