Food Takes a Bite Out of Crime in a Depressed Community

By Michael Binger *

Hunger has many side-effects in a community, including loss of hope, depression, desperation, and crime. In working with local feeding agencies, the Society of St. Andrew seeks to address all these concerns.

East Greensboro, North Carolina is a community where more than one-fourth of the households experience hunger sometime during the year. The week before Christmas, a potato distributor donated several truckloads of white and russet potatoes – as long as they could be distributed before the holiday. ...

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SoSA Delivers Food to Refugees

By Jean Blish Siers *
Refugee carrying food from SoSA
Each Wednesday, rain or shine, blazing 90-degree heat or freezing February cold, a truck with a Society of St. Andrew volunteer behind the wheel makes a 60-mile round trip from a distribution center in Monroe, NC to Refugee Support Service in East Charlotte. Those dedicated drivers do it because they know that no matter what the weather, approximately 60 families will be there for ...

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Too Ripe for Stores, Just Right to Eat

A grocery store rejected these cantaloupes, so the truck driver found himself with a BIG problem! He had another load to pick up across town in two hours, and his truck was full — with 42,000 pounds of beautiful cantaloupes the grocery manager just said were too ripe to sell.

The truck driver phoned his dispatcher, and the dispatcher called the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA). Could we find somewhere to re-route the truck driver, so he could offload the cantaloupes ...

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