Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) is a national faith-based nonprofit dedicated to following Jesus' command to feed the hungry. SoSA operates the Alabama Gleaning Network, a ministry which recruits gleaners to enter fields and pick what is left behind after the harvest for distribution to nearby agencies feeding those who are hungry. Churches can support this ministry by volunteering to glean, by helping to transport produce from fields to agencies, by participating in salvage gleaning (picking up excess produce from farmers' markets and produce stands), and by financially supporting the ministry, which in 2012 distributed 1.9 million servings of nourishing food to hungry Alabamians at a cost of less than 4¢ a serving. SoSA also offers week-long and weekend gleaning mission work camp experiences for youth, inter-generational and family groups; a VBS mission curriculum; a 12-session hunger-themed Bible study; and devotional materials for Advent, Lent, and Good Friday.
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