Serving North Carolina and South Carolina

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In 2018, our Carolinas region gleaned 5,073,734 pounds of fresh produce in 1,368 events, with 10.633 volunteers.

Food donated by 258 farmers was distributed to hungry people through 794 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

A huge thanks to Saylor Orchard in Bakersville, NC.  On Monday, they allowed gleaners from Society of St. Andrew to sort and save 8,000 pounds of Golden Delicious, Stayman, and Saylor Sunrise (their own graft variety). Gleanings went to feed folks in Yancey Mitchell, Burke, and Buncombe counties.Image attachment
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