Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

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In 2021, through January, our Carolinas region has gleaned 407,155 pounds of fresh produce in 78 events, with 124 volunteers.

Food donated by 75 farmers has been distributed to hungry people through 24 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.

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Our regular crew of drivers delivering to Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas show up rain or shine, hot or cold!  We are so grateful for their faithfulness in bringing fresh produce weekly to our newest neighbors.

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Dios les multiplique los cultivo y Los llene de mucha salud por su gran labor por brindar ayuda al ser mas necesitado dios bendiga sus familia

After days and days of rain, we were delighted to see Carolina blue skies and 40,000 pounds of gorgeous sweet potatoes heading out to feed our hungry neighbors on Tuesday!  We thank the folks at North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Churchs MERCI Outreach Center for hosting the drop; the good folks at Ham Farms & Produce in Snow Hill for donating the lovely sweet potatoes; and The Farmlink Project for connecting us! Great things happen when we all work together!Image attachmentImage attachment
Our friends at Feeding Kannapolis dont let a little thing like pouring rain stop them from getting good food to those in their community who need it!  On Saturday, they shared 1,480 dozen eggs (thats 17,760 eggs!) with folks who drove through their line.  We are grateful for their hard work, and for the good folks at the Piedmont Research Station who every week donate the beautiful fresh eggs to us!Image attachmentImage attachment
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