Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

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In 2019, through April, our Carolinas region has gleaned 871,321 pounds of fresh produce in 171 events, with 1,160 volunteers.

Food donated by 54 farmers has been distributed to hungry people through 154 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

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We are so grateful to Wanda and Gene Moore of Farmer Gene Farms for sharing their excess produce each week with us! Also pictured is Ellen Lowry, who faithfully picks up from Wanda and Genes market stand each week and delivers the delicious produce to a public housing community in Charlotte.  In 2018, that was more than 18,000 servings!
We are so grateful to the folks at Tega Hills Farm for sharing their gorgeous lettuce with Society of St. Andrew this week!  We delivered a load to Friendship Trays, Inc. yesterday, and today it is processed and ready to go out on trays!  Nothing is better than fresh, local produce!Image attachment
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