Why Would They Plow it Under?

By Jean Blish Siers *

By now we’ve all seen them: images of farmers plowing under crops or dumping vats of milk. People reach out to me, wondering what we can do to stop it. I’m proud to work for Society of St. Andrew, a nonprofit dedicated to saving good produce that would go to waste and getting it to those in need. We’ve been working overtime with very limited resources the past few weeks, trying to save everything we can.

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Still Gleaning: The Food is Needed Even More

Dear friends,

You Can Still Volunteer, While Practicing Social Distancing

 

We’re hearing from people all over the country who want to be of service and do something to help address hunger needs during the current pandemic. Every nonprofit and faith-based organization in the world, including the Society of St. Andrew, needs your financial support in these days to keep doing the important work they are doing. If you’re able to give, now is a good time to do that.

We also recognize it’s an incredibly important time to be safe and ...

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Forty Days

By Jean Blish Siers *

Empty Toilet Paper RollQuarantine comes from the Italian “quaranta giorni” (or forty days), the length of time ships (and their crews) had to remain in the Venetian harbor before they were deemed safe from the plague and allowed to enter the port. Forty days.

We’re smack in the middle of Lent right now, which in the Christian calendar is the solemn time of reflection and repentance leading to Easter ...

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