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Go Fetch a Doggy Bag!

By Jean Blish Siers *

French "Doggy Bag"If you’re in France any time soon, remember to ask for a doggy bag! As of January 1, 2016, a new law requires restaurants serving more than 180 meals per day to offer doggy bags to diners who ask. This isn’t an easy fit in a country where currently only 1% of diners request or use a doggy bag. But this is France after all, and in ...

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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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Biblical Harvest

Bread for the World LogoStory and all photos by Lacey Johnson, a freelance writer and photographer in Washington, D.C., working for Bread for the World. Duplicated here with permission.

See this story on the Bread for the World website.

Gleaning apples in Winchester, Virginia.Thousands of fallen apples dotted the ground at Marker-Miller Orchard in Winchester, Va. The bounty of colorful fruit had been lying in the ...

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Happy World Food Day!

By Jean Blish Siers *
Simple SupperThis Friday, October 16, is World Food Day and October 24 is Food Day. It’s a great time to reflect on the state of food and hunger in America. Here at Society of St. Andrew, we suggest that on one of those two days you serve a “Simple Supper,” such as rice and beans. It’s how most of the world eats. Then take the difference between the cost ...

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Eating. And thanking a farmer.

By Jean Blish Siers *

Here’s a sobering fact: If it weren’t for farmers, most of us would starve. As much as my husband and I love to garden with our raised beds, our compost bins, and rain barrels, we would be dead. We’d either die of starvation, or kill each other fighting over our monster crop of three blueberries. So when you see those “No Farms No Food” bumper stickers, take them very, very seriously.

When I first started working with ...

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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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