Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

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This year, through October, our Carolinas region has gleaned 4,233,402 pounds of fresh produce in 1,042 events, with 10,461 volunteers.

Food donated by 117 farmers has been distributed to hungry people through 422 feeding agencies.

Since 1992, the Society of St. Andrew has operated a statewide, volunteer-driven Gleaning Network that coordinates with local farmers, thousands of volunteers, and food providing agencies. Our North Carolina Gleaning Network is going strong, salvaging over five million pounds of fresh produce for the hungry each year. In this agriculturally diverse state, gleaners work to salvage everything from strawberries to sweet potatoes to collard greens.

Through the North Carolina Gleaning Network, we coordinate volunteers across the state who actually enter fields under after farmers have finished harvesting and simply pick up the tons of good produce left behind. Our volunteers represent groups from various church denominations, synagogues, youth groups, other civic organizations, individuals, and inner city residents.

Recent North Carolina & South Carolina Facebook Feeds

Charlotte-area gleaners didnt let a little cold weather (25 degrees when we arrived!) stop us from gathering more than 1,000 pounds of turnips and 500 pounds of greens at Riverbend Farm in Cabarrus County today!  Thanks to the farmer, the gleaners, and to the sun in the sky for warming us up!Image attachmentImage attachment
We had a great sweet potato gleaning at Jimmy Mckenzies Farm in Smithfield. The 22 gleaners gathered 5,113 pounds of nutritious sweet potatoes!
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