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 →
When a family receives a ten-pound bag of potatoes, they may be able to eat them for a week or two. But when a family receives a bag of seed potatoes, they can raise their own crop, and then have food to eat for months.
Each spring, SoSA delivers several truck-loads of certified White Superior U.S. Seed Potatoes, mostly to impoverished regions of the Appalachian Mountains. These hearty seed potatoes ... Continue Reading →
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 ... Continue Reading →
Anyone can find some way to help SoSA feed the hungry. But very few can do so by playing The Complete Keyboard Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach! This most-creative approach was taken on last November by long-time supporter, Dr. Craig Nies, when he presented two benefit concerts, performed by some of his students at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.
In the photo, students who played in the concerts pose ... Continue Reading →
What is your best recipe highlighting fruits or vegetables? Will you share it with us?
Society of St. Andrew is preparing a new cookbook that will invite people to enjoy the nutrition and delicious nature of the best our nation’s farms have to offer. We invite you to contribute to the effort by sending a favorite recipe to us for possible inclusion in the book.
Recipes must not be copied from other ... Continue Reading →
(You can be a superhero, too.)
This past March, a 5-year-old boy showed up at the apple drop being held in the parking lot of Asbury United Methodist Church in Madison, Ala. He wore no mask, but was still recognizable as Logan Todd, the little superhero who appeared in SoSA publications back in 2013.
Two years ago, Logan’s photo (the little superhero) caught our attention as he picked up his Society of St. Andrew collection box. The church had just held a ... Continue Reading →