Monthly Mission Focus – Society Of St. Andrew
SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL HUNGER ACTION MONTH!
Over 70 million people in the U.S. today are food insecure. We throw away billions of pounds of good food each year. Formed in 1979 Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors.
Partnering with faith groups, secular groups, schools, and individuals, SoSA sends willing volunteers to glean (pick, dig, or gather) fresh fruits and vegetables from fields and orchards. Sharing healthy and nourishing food with hungry people, prevents food waste, and spreads the abundance that we are provided. Learn more at stmarkscarmel.org/missions.
- 23,276 tons of nourishing food kept out of landfills
- 912 farmers, growers donating excess and unmarketable produce to share with people in need
- 1,969 feeding agencies sharing healthy food with hungry people in their communities
- 18.6 million women, children, and men benefiting from nourishing donated food
How can you help?
- Volunteer in the fields through gleaning opportunities here in Indiana at endhunger.org/serve.
- Support SoSA by making a financial donation by giving in the white mission envelope found in your Sunday bulletin or by making a financial donation online at stmarkscarmel.org/give.
- Drop non-perishable food items in the donation binds, inside Door #2, Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM
- DAILY CALENDAR FOR PRAYER AND ACTION: scripture reading and related activity for each day of September;
download Daily calendar for Prayer and Action