This week on NPR, reporter Pam Fessler focused on the rising need at two Feeding America food banks, one in Southwestern Virginia, the other in Roanoke. The stories also looked at the need for fresh fruits and vegetables where the poor gather to receive food assistance. In her first story, broadcast on Morning Edition on May 22, she showed up at a mobile food pantry in the coal ... 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 →
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 →