Food Banks Call for Help

 

Mobile Food Pantry in Hurley, VA. This week on NPR, reporter Pam Fessler focused on the rising need at two Feeding America food banks, one in Southwestern Virginia, the other in Roanoke. The stories also looked at the need for fresh fruits and vegetables where the poor gather to receive food assistance. In her first story, broadcast on Morning Edition on May 22, she showed up at a mobile food pantry in the coal ...

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Fasting in Solidarity with the Poor and Hungry

 

A long-time supporter of the Society of St. Andrew, Tony Hall is also former director of The Alliance to End Hunger, and has served as both a U.S. Congressman and a U.S. Ambassador. Hall has an abiding concern for our citizens most in need, and he sees America failing to step up and care for the poor and hungry. On Sunday, May 21, he joined with other faith leaders to begin a time of fasting, prayer, and advocacy. Here, you ...

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Understanding Food Deserts

Every year, Society of St. Andrew provides millions of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to feeding agencies that serve people living in food deserts*. Highlighting a number of cities in Virginia, the Virginia State University documentary, Living in a Food Desert, provides a clear picture of the reality of urban food deserts. This 46 minute film is the result of the Virginia Food Desert Study Report that identifies challenges, consequences, strategies, and resources to address food deserts – and offers ...

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The Lost Art of Gleaning

Jeannie Hunter, our Tennessee regional director, and Kelsey Miller, our Tennessee program coordinator, recently appeared in presentations of Moyo, on online series of videos for a spiritually-minded community of those looking to engage with global issues. Here, Jeannie talks about the practice of gleaning:

 

Moyo also asked Kelsey to talk about the ways she sees God’s abundance in the work she does in the fields:

 

Find all of Moyo’s topics and videos online at Moyo: Being and Doing.

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A Big Goal: Hitting Zero!

By Jean Blish Siers *
zero-point-zeroNonprofits such as Society of St. Andrew measure success differently from the rest of the world. We live in a world where profits and clicks and “likes” drive everything from advertising to hiring to salaries. But that’s not the way our ministry works.

The other day, I was chatting with Keith, the head of an agency that receives produce from us. It’s that time of year when I’m checking in, ...

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SoSA Board Member Loves Filing Taxes

Andrew Benjamin has filed 50,000 tax returns. Andrew loves preparing returns to help other people.

At the Society of St. Andrew, we know Andrew Benjamin as a member of our Board of Directors. He flies from Minnesota to the hills of Virginia twice a year to meet with other board members and help guide the work of feeding the hungry. Now the world knows Andrew as the man who helps others in the way he knows best. His story was recently ...

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