Not Just a Drop in the Bucket

By Jean Blish Siers *

Potato DropAnyone who has ever had a leaky roof knows that it takes a lot of drops to fill a bucket. At first, so little happens that it feels like all noise and no substance. But eventually, with enough rain, that bucket will be filled to overflowing. Sometimes we diminish things by saying, “Oh, that’s just a drop in the bucket!”

But drops can be spectacular! In my role as the ...

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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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This is how a Potato Drop works!

Story content and photos provided by Hughey Reynolds *

What the Society of St. Andrew does best is make connections that feed people. It takes many people, filling many roles, to create a potato drop. SoSA does this as many as 200 times a year, and each time the benefit to hungry families in the region is miraculous.

On Saturday morning, December 12, a flatbed truck pulled into the parking lot of Asbury UMC in Madison, Alabama. It carried bins loaded with ...

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St. Norbert Crop Drop

Potato Drop at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin

(Video by Liz Groth)
As part of SNC’s Into the Streets service event, over 40 first year students served their community through the Potato Drop. SoSA partnered with a Wisconsin grower to coordinate the donation of the potatoes. SNC students served by unloading the truck and readying the potatoes for distribution to local food pantries. — at De Pere, Wisconsin.

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Dropping the Hammer

Birmingham Magazine (October 20, 2014) – Crop Drops: Society of St. Andrew is dropping the hammer on hunger, one crop at a time

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By June Mathews

Perhaps one of the most disturbing aspects of life in the United States is that in a nation of plenty, hunger persists. Apply that concept close to home, and the news becomes even more troubling.

According to the Alabama Food Bank Association, more than 19 percent of Alabamians are “food insecure,” meaning they lack reliable ...

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