Gleaning for the Cycle

by Mike Elmore, SoSA’s program coordinator for Florida

Gleaning is different in Florida – our harvest season starts when others are scraping ice off cars and shoveling driveways. We can’t glean past noon due to the humidity and the 100% chance of afternoon rain. And we face the late summer/early autumn succession of Atlantic-borne hurricanes, each threatening to drown our susceptible peninsula.

In the year I’ve worked in the Florida office, I’ve gleaned at nearly every Floridian latitude from north to south. I’ve gleaned ...

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She Could’ve Been My Grandmother

by Barbara Sayles *

Senior volunteers bag corn at the AARP convention in Miami. Earlier this month, Society of St. Andrew was invited to host a multiple-day Produce Drop at the National AARP Convention in Miami, Florida. On Thursday morning, we unloaded 40,000 pounds of sweet corn. By noon, 300 convention volunteers had bagged it, and it was on its way to the Feeding South Florida food bank.

The next day, 40,000 pounds of red and green sweet peppers arrived, as did ...

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