The Society of St. Andrew
The Society of St. Andrew is a Christian ministry dedicated to gleaning America’s fields and feeding America’s hungry. They provide healthy, nutritious produce to society’s most vulnerable through innovative, cost effective programs. The Society of St. Andrew accomplishes their mission through three programs:
1. The Society of St. Andrew's Potato Project salvages truckloads of commercially unmarketable potatoes and other produce donated by members of the agricultural community. The perfectly edible food is then delivered to agencies that serve the poor.
2. The Gleaning Network uses volunteers to glean nutritious produce from farmers' fields and orchards after the harvest. This food, instead of being left behind to rot, is delivered to those in need.
3. Harvest of Hope is an education program. It is designed to inform people about the hunger problem while encouraging them to make lifelong commitments to becoming part of the solution.
The innovative and cost effective methods enable the Society of St. Andrew to provide food to the hungry for just pennies per serving. That means that for under $50, the Society of St. Andrew can provide a person the USDA recommended requirement of vegetables and fruits for an entire year. The Society of St. Andrew adheres to Christian principles of good stewardship. Therefore, about 93% of all funds raised by the Society of St. Andrew are spent on the direct delivery of food and services to the hungry.
The Society of St. Andrew is a national ministry that operates in all the contiguous states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit the website or contact the local office in Big Island, VA at 800-333-4597.