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The Incredible Edible “Expired” Food

Typical

By Jean Blish Siers *

I have a confession: I eat expired food. Sometimes it’s barely expired, like the yogurt I put on top of my farm-fresh strawberries. It might be a day or two past its sell-by date, but I give it a sniff and if it smells fine, that’s all I care about. Milk, too. Since we no longer have a teenager in the house, ...

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New Program Coordinators Head to the Fields

Three energetic new SoSA program coordinators are now working with farmers, volunteers, and feeding agencies across four states. All three met for training and to talk with staff at the national office in Big Island, Virginia in April.

They are all very busy at their jobs now, gleaning thousands of pounds of fresh food every week and distributing it to agencies that feed the hungry. We are happy to introduce our new SoSA representatives:

Kelsey King (Tennessee) is originally from Herndon, Virginia. She ...

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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 ...

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The Power of One Deed

By Jean Blish Siers *

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Although I don’t have a drop of Norwegian blood in me, being raised in Minnesota makes me appreciate all things Scandinavian. Well, most things; I’m still not big on lutefisk. So I was thrilled when my husband and I recently had a chance to attend Ibsen Fest in the tiny town of Lanesboro, MN. To honor ...

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The Uneaten Majority

By Jean Blish Siers *
Reading over a National Resources Defense Council report today, I stumbled on this graphic.

Food Consumed Versus Food Loss

Even working daily to try to save fresh fruits and vegetables from going to waste, I found this shocking: We actually waste more fruits and vegetables than we consume! According to research from the Food and Agricultural Organization (which is part of the United Nations,) we consume only 48% of the ...

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A Roadmap We Can All Follow

By Jean Blish Siers *

If you want to get really nerdy about food waste (and I love being nerdy about food waste!) here’s a delightfully interactive web site where you can lose yourself for hours: [Note: This link has been removed from their website.] Its creator is the collaborative effort of more than 30 nonprofit, business, foundation, and government leaders, and they have created “Roadmap to Reduce U.S. Food Waste.” This fascinating study comes at food waste from several angles, addressing ...

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VOLUNTEER WAIVER

In the event I, or a registered family member, suffers any illness or accident requiring emergency hospitalization, medication, or other medical assistance while participating in a gleaning event, permission is given for any medical treatment which is deemed necessary and reasonable under the circumstances. I fully understand and comprehend that reasonable care will be exercised by the adult staff for this gleaning event to protect the safety of those involved. I understand that the field supervisor’s instructions must be followed at all times, and that I am responsible for any damages caused to fields, farms, or equipment by me/my family members not following these instructions.

Photos, videos, and other images in which I, or a registered family member, appear that are taken during gleanings may be used by the Society of St. Andrew for news coverage, newsletters, reports, displays, and for other print, broadcast, web, or electronic news or promotional purposes.

I do not hold the board, members, or employees of the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA,) or any volunteers liable for injury, bodily harm, accidents, or death of myself/my child during events sponsored by the Society of St. Andrew. Neither will I hold the person(s) who owns and/or operates the property from which we glean, salvage, or to which we deliver food, liable for accidents, injury, or death during the gleanings or other SoSA events.

For a PDF print version of this waiver, click here.

How the Story of the 12 Baskets is Connected to SoSA’s Name

Matthew 14:16-21

But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!” They said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children.

2 Kings 4:42-44

[…]the man of God […] said, “Give them to the people that they may eat.” His attendant said, “What, will I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’” So he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

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