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Society of St. Andrew, Big Island, Virginia

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Address: 3383 Sweet Hollow Road
Big Island, Virginia  24526  
United States
Fax: 434-299-5949
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 28000
Number of People Being Served: 80000000
EIN: 54-1285793
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Mission Statement


The vision of the Society of St. Andrew is a world in which physical and spiritual hungers are met through God's grace and abundance. The mission of the Society of St. Andrew is to introduce people to God's grace in Jesus Christ through meeting their hungers: - Food for the body - God's word for the spirit - Community of love for the heart - Opportunity for those who desire action

Description


Nationwide hunger-relief ministry. Fresh produce salvage and distribution to the hungry. The Society of St. Andrew Gleaning Network uses volunteers to glean farmers' fields and orchards for nutritious produce left behind after the harvest, and to salvage slightly blemished produce culled out in packing houses - all perfectly good food that would otherwise be plowed under or left to rot. Our Potato & Produce Project salvages truckloads of commercially unmarketable potatoes and other produce donated by members of the agricultural community. Using the contributions of our individual, church, corporate and foundation supporters, we donate and deliver the produce to food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other critical service agencies nationwide, which, in turn, distribute it directly to the needy in every state. Our Harvest of Hope program educates people about the hunger problem and encourages them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

Nationwide hunger-relief ministry. Fresh produce salvage and distribution to the hungry. The Society of St. Andrew Gleaning Network uses volunteers to glean farmers' fields and orchards for nutritious produce left behind after the harvest, and to salvage slightly blemished produce culled out in packing houses - all perfectly good food that would otherwise be plowed under or left to rot. Our Potato & Produce Project salvages truckloads of commercially unmarketable potatoes and other produce donated by members of the agricultural community. Using the contributions of our individual, church, corporate and foundation supporters, we donate and deliver the produce to food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other critical service agencies nationwide, which, in turn, distribute it directly to the needy in every state. Our Harvest of Hope program educates people about the hunger problem and encourages them to make lifelong commitments to being part of the solution.

Mission Statement: The vision of the Society of St. Andrew is a world in which physical and spiritual hungers are met through God's grace and abundance. The mission of the Society of St. Andrew is to introduce people to God's grace in Jesus Christ through meeting their hungers: - Food for the body - God's word for the spirit - Community of love for the heart - Opportunity for those who desire action

Organizational Statement of Faith


The Society of St. Andrew was begun in 1979 as an intentional community of two families called together in Christ. We have grown into an ecumenical, nonprofit, nationwide organization dedicated to leading others into lives of Christian community and service. We take our name from the Apostle Andrew who broughto to Jesus the boy with five barley loaves and two small fishes, which Jesus multiplied and used to feed the 5,000. In our logo shield, the four points of Saint Andrew's cross symbolize the four major aspects of our ministry: Christian spiritual life; Christian community; ministry to the physically and spiritually hungry; and church renewal. Striving to fulfill the mandate of the Gospel in our lives, we adhere to the words of First John 3:18: Let us love not only in words, but in deed and in truth.


Denominational Affiliations


Non-denominational


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Food Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No