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

Thanks to a great group from Trinity United Methodist Church in York County for helping us glean more than 4,000 pounds (yes, two TONS) of lovely tomatoes at Barbee Farms this morning.  Tomatoes went to agencies in York, Mecklenburg, and Cabarrus counties, including Opportunity House & Narrow Gate, several Loaves and Fishes Charlotte Mecklenburg food pantries, Friendship Trays, Inc., and Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen!  Thanks to the Barbees, as always, for their generosity!
What a great day we had out at Howard Family Farm in Iredell County, with 35 gleaners gleaning 8,000 pounds of beautiful corn that went to ministries in the Piedmont and Triad!  What a treat on tables tonight!  Thanks, Howard Family!