Jessica Burks has joined the staff of the Society of St. Andrew Mississippi Field Office as program coordinator.
Burks’ hiring was announced by Bob Fritchey, director of the office located at Wood Institute in Mathiston.
i “I feel I’m really blessed to be a part of such a wonderful organization, and I’m excited about working with all the communities,” Burks said. “It is a really great feeling to know that I am finally doing what God has called me to do.”
Burks was reared in Louisville, and lived in Arkansas where she attended college. She and her family now reside in Starkville where her husband, Palmer Burks, attends Mississippi State University. They have two children.
The Society of St. Andrew is a faith-based national nonprofit hunger relief organization that saves excess fresh produce that will go to waste and donates it to agencies across the nation to feed the hungry.
The Society of St. Andrew has food salvage and gleaning operations in 22 states. Each year it saves 30-40 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food and distributes it to the 48 contiguous states. More than 35,000 volunteers help each year by gleaning perfectly good, nutritious produce left in farm fields and orchards after the harvest – food that otherwise would have gone to waste. This food is then donated to agencies that provide food to the nation’s hungry people.