“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 →
SoSA’s new Indiana office is open and food distribution has begun. The first gleaning by the new region was held in February, netting 165 pounds of apples. In March, a volunteer group cut and tied 800 bags to be used at a crop drop The first grant to help support the work came from Kosciusko County in March. And SoSA Indiana has become a member of Indiana Grown (a grassroots movement to encourage Hoosiers to buy, sell, and share food and ... Continue Reading →
In 2018, Society of St. Andrew goes into high gear in Indiana! SoSA has gleaned in the state in the past, but now we will make a significantly larger impact on the fresh produce available through food banks and food pantries across the Hoosier State.
In the first year, we expect to glean about one million pounds of produce from Indiana farm fields. All that food will be distributed by area food banks and food pantries to feed the state’s most ... Continue Reading →