Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

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In 2019, through August, our Carolinas region has gleaned 2,496,590 pounds of fresh produce in 666 events, with 3,612 volunteers.

Food donated by 152 farmers has been distributed to hungry people through 472 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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This great group from Cary Academy joined Society of St. Andrew at the Clinton Research Station to glean muscadines!  Nearly 200 pounds went to CORA Food Pantry in Pittsboro.  Were grateful to our gleaners for their hard work!Image attachmentImage attachment
Sometimes we forget just how fortunate we are!  We have plenty to eat.  A comfortable home.  Take a minute and give thanks for the abundance in your life, and then look for a way to share it with someone less fortunate.
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