Harvest of Hope – the ecumenical study, worship, and mission retreat program of the Society of St. Andrew.

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The goal of Harvest of Hope is to educate participants concerning the domestic and global hunger problem; encouraging them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

The Harvest of Hope Experience

Gleaning: Participants at Harvest of Hope glean crops each morning, donating the produce to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Study: Participants learn about domestic and global hunger. Through a variety of educational tools, coupled with the physical labor of gleaning, they begin to see that one person really can make a difference.

Worship: The nondenominational worship helps bring into focus the relationship between faith and service to the poor. Participants from many different faith traditions join together in worship, showing our love by our unity.

Meals: Good nutritious meals provide an introduction to a simple, healthy lifestyle. As part of a healthy lifestyle participants also covenant to abstain from junk food and soda for the entire event.

Commitment: Harvest of Hope is just the beginning! Participants are encouraged to take what they experience back home with them so they might impact their families, communities, and churches. Harvest of Hope challenges people of faith to respond to the call of the gospel to feed the poor, and to make service a lifestyle, rather than a once-a-year event.


Per-participant Costs for 2018:

  • Weekend: $100
  • 3 Night: $125
  • 4 Night: $175
  • College Spring Break: $150
  • Week-long: $225

Per-participant Deposit:

  • 5-Nights or less: $50.00
  • More than 5 nights: $75.00


2018 Season


College  ♦  4-Day, 5-Night Alternative Spring Break (Sunday-Thursday)
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February 25 - March 1Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesCOMPLETEDINFO
March 4-8Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesCOMPLETEDINFO
March 11-15Groveland, FLOranges & CabbagesCOMPLETEDINFO

High School  ♦  Weeklong (Sunday-Saturday)

July 15-21Exmore, VAPotatoesCOMPLETEDINFO

Middle School / High School  ♦  (3 Night or 4 Night)

June 14-17Columbia, MSBlueberriesCOMPLETEDINFO

Middle School  ♦  (Friday-Sunday)

July 13-15Exmore, VAPotatoesCOMPLETEDINFO

Weekend Intergenerational  ♦  (Friday-Sunday)

September 28-30Spring City, PATBDAvailableINFO
October 5-7Keezletown, VATBDFILLEDINFO
October 12-14Fayetteville, TNTBDFILLEDINFO
October 19-21Efland, NCSweet PotatoesFILLEDINFO
November 2-4Arabi, GATBDAvailableINFO