On a special day in December, children in a number of elementary schools in St. Clair County, Alabama received fresh fruits and vegetables from the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. The food bank received the apples and 18,000 pounds of sweet potatoes from the Society of St. Andrew. The food was distributed to 3,600 qualified students and families in the county.
This was a service of Backpack Buddies, a national program that provides children from food-insecure homes with healthy weekend meals ... Continue Reading →
Three energetic new SoSA program coordinators are now working with farmers, volunteers, and feeding agencies across four states. All three met for training and to talk with staff at the national office in Big Island, Virginia in April.
They are all very busy at their jobs now, gleaning thousands of pounds of fresh food every week and distributing it to agencies that feed the hungry. We are happy to introduce our new SoSA representatives:
Kelsey King (Tennessee) is originally from Herndon, Virginia. She ... Continue Reading →
We’re very happy to announce that our regional office in Alabama saved and delivered more than one million pounds of food in 2015.
Amounts have climbed steadily since the office was established in 2005, and exceeding one million pounds is due to the farmers, volunteers, donors, and our partner churches and organizations.
A nod is due to sweet potato farmers Steve and Connie Penry in Daphne, and Clark Haynes in Cullman, for more than ... Continue Reading →