What’s YOUR EndHunger story?
Why do YOU share healthy food with hungry people?
When you watch the video below, you’ll hear one of our stories. And over the coming days, on SoSA’s Facebook pages, Instagram, and Twitter feeds, you’ll be hearing endhunger stories from many other people.
Each endhunger story is an important reminder that when you glean and when you give, you share nourishing food with people in greatest need, in communities across the country.
As we move into November, the Society of St. Andrew’s year-end giving campaign moves into high gear. Your gifts this year are especially important, because one of our largest corporate grantors changed their funding priorities in 2018, eliminating a program through which SoSA had received $185,000 to $225,000 yearly for the last decade. That’s a big funding gap to fill—and fill it we must, in order to keep fresh, healthy produce out of landfills and share that nourishing good food with our hungry neighbors!
Fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables are available, whether excess or slightly blemished, in huge quantities every single day. Without the Society of St. Andrew’s intervention, they will be plowed under or dumped in a landfill. Meanwhile, this holiday season, 1 in 8 Americans faces hunger. Your financial gifts will share so much good food with our brothers and sisters who are struggling to get by!
Here’s how you can help:
1. Gleaning and Produce Pickup Opportunities continue year ‘round. Check SoSA’s Facebook pages for information!
2. Celebrate Giving Tuesday — November 27. Join in a worldwide day of giving through your financial gift to the Society of St. Andrew, and share your endhunger story online.
3. Send SoSA’s Alternative Christmas Cards instead of small gifts: each $15 card shares 500 servings of fruits or vegetables in your honoree’s name. Learn More
4. Adopt a Bushel, Feed a Nation: Involve your club, group, business, or congregation in SoSA’s new 30-day fundraising challenge. Learn More
5. Donate now! Your gift, in any amount, shares nourishing food right away, with people who need it most. Every $30 you give shares 1,000 servings of fruits and vegetables. (And when you choose to give online and make that an automatic, recurring gift, you are sharing good food all year long.)
All this work is possible – 54 million servings of fresh fruits and vegetables shared so far this year – because you care. Because you care about people in your community and your country who are hungry, and because you give to the Society of St. Andrew to see that their needs are met. In this season of gratitude, we are so very thankful for your support!
With you in faithful service,