Gleaning the Fields and Feeding the Hungry
Gleaning is the traditional Biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot or be plowed under after harvest. Some growers allow crews of gleaners to pick what is left after harvest to donate to those who are needy. Tens of thousands of volunteers participate each year in the Society of St. Andrew's gleaning activities; tens of millions of pounds of produce are salvaged and given to the poor at no cost to them. St. Timothy gleans and gives away 7 tons of fresh food each year. We are proud to be a partner in this ministry.