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

Hooray for gleaners! says Pepper, the resident kitty at Lever Farms.  At least we think thats what hes saying.  Were excited to sharing the patch with him and getting the beautiful berries to people in need!
We help feeding agencies. A lot of food banks, 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: http://ow.ly/5bt030haShU
A small but dedicated group of gleaners picked 135 pounds of beautiful strawberries yesterday for local veterans at Lever Farms in Newberry, SC!  What a treat!  Thanks to the folks at Lever Farms for sharing their bounty!
Greg Harstell of Frank Patterson Farm/Twin Oak Farms accepts a Feeding the Carolinas Award for the 34,650 servings of fantastic tomatoes, zucchini and squash donated from the farm. Thanks to Greg and to Tim Sloop, who manage the farm, for allowing us to glean their fields and feed our neighbors!
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