Lynette Johnson on Pennsylvania Radio


Lynette Johnson

Lynette Johnson, SoSA Executive Director

In a radio interview aired on Saturday, May 20, SoSA’s Executive Director, Lynette Johnson, explained gleaning to listeners across the Pennsylvania countryside. SoSA has a gleaning network active in Lancaster County, and has partnered with Pennsylvania gleaners for many years. Discussion also covered the ways in which SoSA is active in the state, and what kinds of food is gleaned there.

Listen to the interview:


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Giff Briner

Giff Briner, program host and president of the Board of Directors at WPFG.

Cumberland Valley Christian Radio operates WPFG in the Carlisle, Pennsylvania area. On their program, Community Issues and Missions, host Giff Briner asked Lynette to explain the basic of Society of St. Andrew and its work. The program, according to the station’s website: “… is meant to inform our listeners about the issues and missions programs that are taking place in our community.”

Last year in Pennsylvania, SoSA gathered more than 36,000 pounds of fresh produce. Fifteen farmers contributed crops, 20 volunteers were engaged in the work, and 15 agencies received food they distributed to people in need.

In addition, SoSA delivered 6 truckloads of food to “crop drops” in the state in the past year, totaling almost 175,000 pounds of food.

Go to the WPFG Radio website



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.