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

We help hungry people. They get good food when they get food from the Society of St. Andrew. They get food straight from the field-sometimes the same day its picked. This is what a chef did with peppers that our Knoxville area volunteers harvested to feed hungry folks in Tennessee.  Learn more:
We help feeding agencies. A lot of foodbanks, soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries are stuck handing out canned and boxed goods because theyre shelf-stable and cheap. Were able to donate (yes, for FREE) nutritious, delicious, fresh fruits and veggies to these agencies. That means they can serve healthier food, and they dont have to spend that money, allowing their dollars to stretch. Visit our website:
We help Farmers.
Farmers sometimes have to pay to throw their healthy, fresh, but not-so-beautiful fruits and vegetables into the landfill. When they donate to SoSA, they dont have to pay that fee.

Theres a tax deduction for farmers who donate food too! And theres legal protection--NO liability when they give. 

Farmers work hard. They put a lot of time, effort, and resources into growing their crops. Its a shame to let it go to waste-so dont! Well take it! Learn more:
Due to inclement weather, the sweet potato drop scheduled for Saturday, December 9 at First Fruits Farm in Louisburg is cancelled.  Please spread the word!  Thank you for those wanting to come, but we need you to stay safe!
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