Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

Since the Society of St. Andrew was created in 1979, more than 169 million pounds of fresh produce have reached people in need in North Carolina and South Carolina. This has been accomplished through the Gleaning Network, Potato and Produce and Seed Potato Project has resulted in over 500 million servings of food being delivered to our neighbors in need.

Since 1992, the Society of St. Andrew has operated a statewide, volunteer-driven Gleaning Network that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food providing agencies. Our North Carolina Gleaning Network is going strong, salvaging over five million pounds of fresh produce for the hungry each year. In this agriculturally diverse state, gleaners work to salvage everything from strawberries to sweet potatoes to collard greens.

Through the North Carolina Gleaning Network, we coordinate volunteers across the state who actually enter fields under 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.

Recent North Carolina & South Carolina Facebook Feeds

Join us next Friday, June 30th, in Arapahoe, NC for Operation Veggie Box's annual Corn Jam! We'll be harvesting corn from 6:00 am-10:30 am!
Operation Veggie Box needs a lot of help harvesting so they can pack up the corn Friday afternoon with additional veggies to be distributed to folks in need.
For more info and the exact location, please email David at
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On June 10th, gleaners from Bell Fork Gleaning Ministry and Society of St. Andrew had the opportunity to glean corn, collards, cabbage and kale in Rose Hill, NC. The 55 gleaners harvested over 6000 pounds of sweet corn and 1800 pounds of other produce to distribute in Onslow and Duplin counties. 
Such generous farmers and great volunteers!
Summer has arrived! Thanks to this group of youth from Paw Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte who gleaned at Barbee Farms in Cabarrus County on Monday.  Because of their hard work and the Barbees generosity, 1,400 pounds of lovely corn went to at least four ministries in two counties.

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I ate this same corn today during my first visit to #AngelsandSparrowsSoupKitchen in Huntersville with Brian Copeland and Shannon Miller Ward. Such amazing ministries in our community! Brent Barbee Dana Marie Drye Barbee Anna Barbee Charlotte Coordinator Clark Remsburg Veronica E. Cannon

Because we live and work in different parts of North and South Carolina, we seldom get to see each other.  Today was a treat when (left to right) NC/SC Regional Director Michael Binger, Midlland SC coordinator Robin Davison Cherry, Charlotte Coordinator Jean Siers, Elise Ashby (our newest coordinator, just starting in Upstate SC!) and NC/SC Program Coordinator Meg Spears-Newsome all got together!  Its great to get together to share ideas.  And to eat lunch!

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Great picture