“The conditions were perfect” … not what you’d expect to hear from your friends in the Midwest, in January. And in truth, it was snowing and not ideal weather for gleaning the fields. But Ann would not be discouraged.
She had recently learned that many apple orchards keep harvested apples in refrigerated storage over the winter. This can occasionally lead to apples being unsold and wasted. Ann wanted to make sure no apple was left ... Continue Reading →
74-year-old Leotha Woodson is the founder of a charity organization known as Noah’s Ark. Every Saturday, Woodson offers a truckload of donated food to hungry residents living in northeast Washington, D.C.
Woodson is often provided fresh food by Society of St. Andrew for his deliveries into the nation’s capitol. One day in the late fall, a group of high school students, church groups, and families gleaned for two hours in the Marker-Miller Orchard in Winchester, VA. Elderly volunteers brushed dirt from ... Continue Reading →
Story and all photos by Lacey Johnson, a freelance writer and photographer in Washington, D.C., working for Bread for the World. Duplicated here with permission.
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Thousands of fallen apples dotted the ground at Marker-Miller Orchard in Winchester, Va. The bounty of colorful fruit had been lying in the grass for ... Continue Reading →
by Sherese Gore, New Era Progress, Amherst, Va.
Instead of allowing produce to go to waste, one area orchard is donating its leftover fruit to the needy.
Volunteers, coordinated by the Big Island-based Society of St. Andrew, have collected leftover apples from Morris Orchard in Monroe over the last few weeks.
The Society of St. Andrew salvages and distributes about 30 million pounds of food a year to feeding agencies nationwide.
Morris Orchard donates to ... Continue Reading →