Newsletter Archive

Many of SoSA’s quarterly newsletters are archived here. Download any of these as PDFs.

PDF Summer 2023 40-3◊ Food Waste
◊ Meet Cecelie
◊ Power of Persistance
◊ Next Steps
PDF Spring 2023 40-2◊ Your Next Step
◊ Abundance Mindset
◊ The Big Picture
◊ Power of Consistency
PDF Winter 2023 40-1◊ Year In Review
◊ Building Trust
◊ Agents Of Change
◊ Abundance Orchard
PDF Fall 2022 39-4◊ Urgent Needs
◊ Yam Jam
◊ Part Of A Caring Community
◊ Giving Tuesday
PDF Summer 2022 39-3◊ 40% Of Food Goes To Waste
◊ Working Together
◊ Access and Opportunity
◊ Communities Are Growing
PDF Spring 2022 39-2◊ $400 Away From A Crisis
◊ Healthy Diets Cost More
◊ Acronyms Explained
◊ Hunger and Nutrition
PDF Winter 2022 39-1◊ You Shared Food and More
◊ New Things Are Growing
◊ Your Impact Measured
◊ Giving Creates Ripple Effect
PDF Autumn 2021 38-4◊ Your Community Needs Your Help
◊ You Can Make A Difference Where You Are
◊ How To Build A Caring Community
◊ Volunteer Spotlight
PDF Summer 2021 38-3◊ Your Words Make a Difference
◊ Reduce Waste: Buy "Lovely Bananas"
◊ You Can Help Farmers Prevent Food Waste
◊ Volunteer Spotlight
PDF Spring 2021 38-2◊ All In for SoSA
◊ All In for Farmers
◊ Right in Your Own Backyard
◊ Starfruit Spotlight
PDF Winter 2021 38-1◊ It's About More Than Pounds ...
◊ Pandemic, Priorities, and Perseverance
◊ Volunteer Spotlight
◊ 12 Baskets: Join the mission to end hunger.
PDF Autumn 2020 37-4◊ You Went All in When Your Community Needed It Most
◊ A First-Hand Staff Perspective, by Mykevia Jones
◊ Getting Food Where It's Needed Most
◊ Volunteer Spotlight
PDF Summer 2020 37-3◊ Your Generosity Made Headlines
◊ From a Staff Perspective: It’s a Privilege to Share Your Stories
◊ Your Generosity Helped Real People
PDF Spring 2020 37-2◊ From the Frontlines - A Candid COVID-19 Response
◊ State of the Gleaning Network Address
◊ COVID-19 Cant Stop Good - That's A Fact
PDF Winter 2020 37-1◊ Have You Been Called?
◊ Finding Joy Outside Your Comfort Zone (Executive Director's Report)
◊ A Tale of Two Truckloads
PDF Autumn 2019 36-4◊ We Accomplish So Much When We Lend Our Strengths to Work Together
◊ You and I Have Something In Common
◊ It’s Easier Than You’d Think
PDF Summer 2019 36-3◊ Finding Hope & Opportunity in a Tough Season
◊ If You Have Food to Eat, Thank a Farmer
◊ What is a Yam Jam?
PDF Springr 2019 36-2◊ Your Community Needs a Hero
◊ Baseball Caps, Tiaras, and Bifocals All have a Purpose
◊ A Miracle in Motion, Thanks to You
PDF Winter 2019 36-1◊ SoSA Lines Up to Tackle Hunger
◊ There's a Place for You on the Team
◊ Year-end Numbers and Thank-You's
PDF Summer 2018 34-3◊ How to Feed Hungry People Every Day (Tennessee)
◊ Marian Kelly to Retire After 39 Years with SoSA (Executive Director’s Report)
◊ A Legacy of Caring: Ethel Halsey’s Quiet Generosity (Donor)
PDF Spring 2018 34-2◊ My Delicious Mississippi Life (Mississippi)
◊ Gleaning for the Cycle (Florida)
◊ Tailored Solutions (Executive Director's Report)
PDF Winter 2018 34-1◊ Zoroastrian Potato Drop (Illinois)
◊ New Gleaning Office (Indiana)
◊ Just-in-Time Food Delivery (Executive Director's Report)
PDF Autumn 2017 33-4◊ SoSA Crop Drop Becomes a Community Day (Mississippi)
◊ Kelley Patient Chose to Do Good (Tennessee)
◊ The Ripple Effect (Executive Director's Report)
PDF Summer 2017 33-3◊ Rev. Willie Petty: An Example in Volunteering (Mississippi)
◊ United Methodist Men Feed Hungry Pennsylvanians (Pennsylvania)
PDF Spring 2017 33-2◊ Saddle Up - Let's Ride (Nebraska)
◊ Andrew Benjamin is Relentless (Minnesota)
◊ Let the Sweet Potatoes Roll! (Mississippi)
PDF Winter 2017 33-1◊ Yam Jam: The Blessing After the Storm (North Carolina)
◊ Giving Thanks and Gathering Turnips (Virginia)
PDF Autumn 2016 32-4◊ Feeding People: A Fitting Tribute to Mike Waldmann
◊ SoSA at Farm Aid 2016
PDF Summer 2016 32-3◊ Kenzie Didn't Wait to Make a Difference (Mackenzie Hinson, North Carolina)
◊ Harvest of Hope Inspired Sarah Pope to Feed the Hungry (North Carolina)
◊ Not Waste: More Like Awesome
PDF Spring 2016 32-2◊ Mike Smith Makes a Difference with SoSA and United Methodist Men (Tennessee)
◊ New Study: 20 Billion Pounds of Food Left in the Fields
◊ Andy Lemmon Gets to Work (Mississippi)
PDF Winter 2016 32-1◊ SoSA Delivers Food to Refugees (by Jean Blish Siers, North Carolina)
◊ Food Takes a Bite Out of Crime (by Michael Binger, North Carolina)
◊ Apples to DC: Faithful Partnership with Brother Leotha Woodson (Virginia)
◊ Jackie Usey, 1965-2015 (Mississippi)
PDF Autumn 2015 31-4◊ Duke Students: Fastest Potato Baggers Ever
◊ For Annie, Feeding Seniors is the Best (Annie Bates, North Carolina)
PDF Summer 2015 31-3◊ She Could've Been My Grandmother (by Barbara Sayles, Florida)
◊ Long and Scott Farms Help SoSA Feed the Hungry (Florida)
◊ Do You Know Our Seed Potato Project?
PDF Spring 2015 31-2◊ The Adventures of Logan - You Can Be a Superhero, Too (Logan Todd, Alabama)
◊ A Talent for Feeding the Hungry (Tennessee)
◊ Missing Art Shoemaker (Georgia)
PDF Winter 2015 31-1◊ The Power of One (Dr. Lesley Huffaker, California)
◊ A Day in the Field (Jason Brown, North Carolina)
◊ SoSA Gleaner Featured in New Documentary (Gloria Henderson, North Carolina)
◊ #GivingTuesday Helps SoSA Feed 6 Million People
PDF Summer 2014 30-3◊ A Lifetime of Giving (Martha Ann Miller, Virginia)
◊ The U. S. Food Waste Challenge
◊ 3rd Annual Virginia Commonwealth Day of Gleaning (Virginia)
◊ New Ecumenical Partnership (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ)
◊ Partners in Meeting Spiritual Hungers
PDF Spring 2014 30-2◊ These Shoes Stepped Out for Hunger (Betty Heishman, Virginia)
◊ Sharing the Mission to End Hunger - Across the Globe (Florida)
◊ And a Child Shall Lead Them (Alvin Fox)
◊ Making a Big Impact in North Carolina (Yam Jam)
◊ It All Started with One Truckload of Potatoes (Destin, Florida)
PDF Winter 2014 30-1◊ All this College Kid Thinks About is Food (Ryan Lloyd, Alabama)
◊ Hunger in the 'Ham: Ever Been to a Crop Drop? (by Sharron Mendel Swain, Alabama)
PDF Spring 2013 29-2◊ Change the World with a Hunger Ministry Weekend
PDF Winter 2013 29-1◊ Will McCranie Walks 2,200 Miles to Feed the Hungry (Georgia)
PDF Autumn 2012 28-4◊ First Lady Declares "Day of Gleaning" in the Commonwealth (Virginia)
PDF Summer 2012 28-3◊ 2.6 Million Pounds of Potatoes Saved in Emergency Appeal (North Carolina)
◊ United Methodist General Conference Delegates Bag 41,000 Pounds of Cucumbers (Florida)
PDF Spring 2012 28-2◊ Hank Scott Talks Tells Why We Glean at His Farm (Florida)
◊ United Methodist Men Honored for Hunger Relief Work (Tennessee / Michigan)
PDF Winter 2012 28-1◊ Society of St. Andrew Gets Recognized (First Lady's Initiative Team Effort) (Virginia)
◊ Stories from Around the States
PDF Autumn 2011 27-4◊ Saying Goodbye to a Very Dear Friend, Anna Trout McCabe (Virginia)
◊ New Artist for Christmas Card (Jerry Malzahn, Texas)
◊ Stories from Around the States
PDF Summer 2011 27-3◊ September is Hunger Action Month
◊ Hundreds of Church Work with SoSA to "Change the World"
PDF Spring 2011 27-2◊ Hunger Ministry Weekend: Change the World
◊ Stories from Around the States
PDF Winter 2011 27-1◊ Being Faithful to the Purpose
◊ Small Hands Do Great Work: Five-year-old Mariah Jackson (Virginia)
PDF Autumn 2010 26-4◊ SoSA Expands to Save More Food (Tennessee Office Opens)
◊ Stories from Around the States
PDF Summer 2010 26-3◊ SoSA Plants Seeds So More May Be Fed (Washington State)
◊ 560 Tons of Watermelons from Long and Scott Farms (Florida)
PDF Spring 2010 26-2◊ Why Be a Volunteer? (Florida)
◊ SoSA is a Top-rated Nonprofit
PDF Winter 2010 26-1◊ Staying Focused, Saving Food
◊ SoSA is a Top-rated Food and Shelter Nonprofit
◊ Stories from Around the States
PDF Autumn 2009 25-4◊ Survey Show Rise in Emergency Food Assistance
◊ Two Contests Highlight 30 Years of Feeding the Hungry
PDF Summer 2009 25-3◊ SoSA Pulls a Magic Trick -- Feeding More People with Fewer Resources
◊ Milestones from the First 30 Years
PDF Spring 2009 25-2◊ Increasing Food Salvage and Meeting Demand
◊ A "Hand Up" with Seed Potatoes
PDF Winter 2009 25-1◊ SoSA Does More with Your Help
◊ Giving in Troubled Times
◊ Bananas Provide Needed Nourishment
PDF Autumn 2008 24-4◊ Become a Covenant Church
◊ Potato Project - it's not just potatoes
◊ New North Carolina Regional Director, Kristy Bradley (North Carolina)
PDF Summer 2008 24-3◊ 482,500 Pounds of Seed Potatoes Go to Eight Agencies
◊ New Virginia Gleaning Director: Sarah Ramey
◊ United Methodist Church Recognizes SoSA as an Official Partner
PDF Spring 2008 24-2◊ Food Production and the SoSA Connection
◊ New SoSA Employees: Sarah Nagy, Lisa Ousley, Becky Norton, Bill Youngblood, and Larry Woodward
◊ SoSA Puts Up Billboards in North Carolina
PDF Winter 2008 24-1◊ A "Shift" at the Top (Ken Horne to Retire)
◊ A Life Well Lived ... Bill Schminkey Will Be Missed (Virginia)
◊ Stories from Around the States
◊ Meet Janet Sheldon (South Georgia Program Coordinator)
PDF Autumn 2007 23-4◊ "In Deed and In Truth" - Not Just a Motto for SoSA
◊ SoSA Engages National Advisory Board
PDF Summer 2007 23-3◊ Virginia Pastor Bill Wade Loses Weight to Feed the Hungry
◊ New SoSA Employees: D'Lynn Shaw, Wade Mays, Jennifer Moore, and Lauren Austin
PDF Spring 2007 23-2◊ Twelfth Annual Citrus Drive in Florida
◊ Highlighting Volunteers: David Smith (Florida), Bob & Chris Blackmon (North Carolina), and Joe Black (Virginia)
PDF Autumn 2006 22-4◊ Mississippi Corn Co-op Coup
◊ Highlighting Volunteers: Craig Corwin (Alabama), Sam & Neena Eisenberg (Florida), Brent & Zenie Julian (Indiana), and James Monroe Johnson (Mississippi)
PDF Summer 2006 22-2◊ Grant from St. Marys Foundation to Start a Georgia Regional Office (Georgia)
◊ Lincolonia UMC, an 80% Immigrant and Refugee Church, Holds a Potato Drop (Virginia)
◊ New Staff: India Watkins and Bill Dimon