Farm Aid 2016

Feed People: Congratulations – This is The Best Option!

You will join Society of St. Andrew in gleaning farmers’ fields after they have harvested their crops. Then, you’ll deliver that fresh food to local food pantries to feed hungry Americans.

Society of St. Andrew food salvage programs also have a positive impact on the environment by reducing landfill waste by as much as 30 million pounds a year. Instead of harming the environment, this food feeds hungry Americans.

Fact: In 2013, 37 million tons of food were thrown away in the USA. At the same time, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately 14% of American households were uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food to meet the needs of all their members at some time during 2012. In many cases, the food tossed into our nation’s landfills is wholesome, edible food.

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