Tennessee Gleaning Network

Society of St. Andrew’s Tennessee Regional Office was established in 2010 to coordinate the state’s gleaning network.  Since that time, SoSA has rescued and shared an average of one million pounds of food per year.

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SoSA’s Tennessee Gleaning Network coordinates volunteers across the state who rescue food at farms, farmers markets, and even processing facilities.  Volunteers harvest food straight from farm fields when growers are done for the season, collect food that hasn’t sold, or package and distribute unmarketable but good produce (“ugly” food).

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In 2024, through April:
277,761 pounds of food gleaned and distributed
1,111,044 servings of fresh food shared
191 events held to rescue and share food
669 volunteers engaged in hands-on service
36 recipient agencies and partners

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Growers:  Do you have produce to share?  Invite SoSA to your fields after harvest, and we’ll gather what’s been left behind.  More information here: Tennessee Farmers

Organizations:  Does your school, office, congregation, scout troop, or social club need a service project? Working with SoSA is a great way to build teams, share fellowship, have fun, and serve the community. Share food with neighbors or learn about the impacts of food waste.  Contact the TN Program Coordinator, Cecelie Eiler, to put together an event.

Congregations:  Sharing food and feeding hungry neighbors is a pillar of most faith communities. SoSA has Christian faith-based study guides, worship resources, and VBS programs.  Find Spiritual Resources here.

Individuals:  There are so many opportunities to give, serve, learn, and lead with SoSA! Look here for volunteer opportunities. Go here to make a financial donation. Check out all these educational resources. We’re looking for part-time staff in a few regions of the state. Be in touch with the Tennessee office to get involved.

Jeannie Hunter, Tennessee Regional Director

Tennessee Regional Director Jeannie Hunter was interviewed by the city CURRENT Radio Show. The program airs on Sunday mornings on five Nashville radio stations: 104.5 The Zone, 95.5 NASH ICON, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, NASH FM 103.3, and on 92Q.

Learn more about SoSA’s history, how gleaning works, and how you can get involved. Use the player below to listen to the 15-minute segment.


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Job Openings in Tennessee

Location and Job TitleHours and PayStart DateRespond toEmailDetails
Tennessee - (South Central) Area Gleaning Coordinator15 hours week (average); 360 hours per year, $15 / hour plus travelOpen for 2024D'Lynn Burgess, HR DirectorContact EmailPDF