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:
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.