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

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Society of St. Andrew – Carolinas shared Foster-Caviness Produce’s post. See MoreSee Less

The not-so-pretty potato and twisted carrot are being saved!

We’re excited to support Compass Group and Bon Appétit Management Company with their new Imperfectly Delicious Produce initiative. We are now delivering rescued fruits and vegetables to these accounts, and the skilled chefs are turning them into great food. Another step closer to reducing our nation’s food waste.

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Society of St. Andrew – Carolinas shared N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’s photo.

February is Sweet Potato Month! We love sweet potatoes and the farmers who grow them!!! See MoreSee Less

It’s Sweet Potato Month! Did you know that sweet potatoes are full of vitamins A and C and have more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal?

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